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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. '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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Confident Caroline Wozniacki Breezes Into US Open Semifinals

    Melissa Isaacson

    Playing a more aggressive style, former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki dropped just one game against Sara Errani, advanced to the US Open semifinals and took another step toward her first career Grand Slam title.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  15. The State of Women's Tennis Amid All These Upsets: Who Knows?

    Melissa Isaacson

    There will be eight different Grand Slam finalists this year, so women's tennis is as wide open as it's been in decades. History says someone will emerge to take over from Serena Williams, but who that will be isn't at all clear.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  16. Belinda Bencic Adopts Martina Hingis' Winning Formula At US Open

    Melissa Isaacson

    When 17-year-old Swiss star Belinda Bencic takes on Peng Shuai on Tuesday, she'll be the youngest US Open quarterfinalist since Martina Hingis in 1997. And did we mention she's coached by Hingis' mom?

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2014