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  1. Melissa Isaacson

    Melissa Isaacson



    ESPN Chicago | espnW

    Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

  2. How Domestic Violence Advocates Are Trying to Turn Awareness Into...

    Melissa Isaacson

    In a post-Ray Rice world, domestic violence advocates have received unprecedented awareness of their issue. Now they have turned their attention to a more important question: How do you turn that attention into action?

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  3. Why Those Stupid Comments About Williams Sisters Can't Be Ignored...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The derogatory remarks by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation come out of nowhere and attacks not just two of the sport's biggest stars, but the very foundation of the women's game.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2014
  4. Chicago Bulls, Pau Gasol an ideal fit

    Melissa Isaacson

    As a mentor, veteran leader and deft scorer in the paint, Pau Gasol is a welcome addition to the Chicago Bulls.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2014
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  6. Why Puerto Rico Means The World To Rising Tennis Star Monica Puig...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Monica Puig is the WTA's highest-ranked Latin American woman, and she won a historic title earlier this season. Now she's determined to reach greater heights, for herself and for her homeland.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2014
  7. Why Gloria Allred Is Taking On The NFL

    Melissa Isaacson

    Some call her a lightning rod, others call her a publicity hound. But civil rights attorney Gloria Allred says, so what? Maybe that's exactly what this issue needs.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  8. The Complicated Case of 'Good Guy' Adrian Peterson

    Melissa Isaacson

    Adrian Peterson has long been considered one of the "good guys" in the NFL. But his recent arrest has to make you reconsider the labels we put on athletes, Melissa Isaacson writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  9. Sky still fighting to win over Chicago

    Melissa Isaacson

    The Sky won the Eastern Conference and made their first appearance in the WNBA Finals, a success by any measure. But there's no time for celebration for a franchise still fighting for fans, still fighting for sponsors and still, almost inexplicably, fighting to be noticed.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  10. Serena Williams Breaks Up WTA's Parity Party With US Open Win

    Melissa Isaacson

    The 18-time major champion isn't going anywhere, except maybe up. Here are six things to consider now that the 2014 Grand Slam season has come to a close.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  11. Why Another Wave Of Slams Could Be In Serena Williams' Future

    Melissa Isaacson

    After beating Caroline Wozniacki in the US Open final and matching Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 majors, Serena Williams is already dreaming of more.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  12. 'Incredible Journey' For Martina Hingis Ends With Loss In Doubles...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta looked like they might run away with what would have been Hingis' 10th Grand Slam doubles titles and 16th major championship overall. But Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina rallied for the 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  13. Legacies Are On The Line For Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki

    Melissa Isaacson

    For Serena Williams, a win in Sunday's US Open final would mean a place alongside legends Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 majors. For Caroline Wozniacki, a win would provide validation to her longtime reign as No. 1.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  14. Why Officials Should Take Heat For Agonizing Ending For Peng Shua...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The situation was unfortunate for Peng Shuai, but the officials' reaction was unfair to Caroline Wozniacki. Somebody should have taken charge when a heat illness left Peng unable to finish her US Open semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  15. Number Of US Open Semifinalists Shivering Over Serena? Zero

    Melissa Isaacson

    The fear factor was once one of Serena Williams' biggest weapons, but Ekaterina Makarova has history, Caroline Wozniacki has familiarity, and Peng Shuai has -- simply -- a dream.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  16. US Open - Parents welcome USTA change after Patrick McEnroe resig...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Patrick McEnroe's tenure as head of player development for the USTA didn't come without its share of scrutiny, so perhaps a change will benefit all parties.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  17. Serena Williams Keeps Things Light, Advances to US Open Semis

    Melissa Isaacson

    It's no joke. A more relaxed Serena Williams is just two wins from her 18th major after rolling by Flavia Pennetta in the US Open quarterfinals.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  18. Ekaterina Makarova Enjoys Smashing Success in US Open Quarters

    Melissa Isaacson

    With an ailing and frustrated Victoria Azarenka on the other side of the net, the 17th-seeded Russian advances to her first Grand Slam semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014