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  1. Asia re-energizing tennis globally

    Peter Bodo

    Pity poor Kei Nishikori. With Li Na gone, the burden of carrying the tennis message to Asia -- or is it the Asian message to tennis? -- now falls squarely on his decidedly sloped shoulders. The other day, the recent US Open finalist helped the AT...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  2. Li Na's titles bigger than tennis

    Peter Bodo

    "Can you tell the Chinese [fans]: Don't teach me how to play tennis?" -- Li Na, to chair umpire Alison Lange, as the Australian Open final of 2011 was slipping out of her grasp. Li Na has retired from tennis with chronic knee injuries. There is...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  3. Tough Wimbledon draws for big names

    Peter Bodo

    We live in an age of speed reading, speed dialing and even speed dating. So why not speed draw analysis as well? Let's not waste any more time before looking at the 2014 Wimbledon draw. Men's singles Top quarter: The Djokovic section Prom...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  4. Questions aplenty for Rafa and cohorts

    Peter Bodo

    The way things are shaping up in Rome, a lot of quality pros will spend less time during this next, quiet week kicking back and enjoying Paris than obsessing about whether to make those reservations for the Tour d'Argent on the early or late side. ...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  5. Clay intrigue for women, not for men

    Peter Bodo

    The clay-court swing is officially underway, the first blow struck by Andrea Petkovic of Germany, who won on the green clay of Charleston last Sunday. There are WTA events underway this week in Katowice, Poland, and Bogota, Colombia, where top se...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  6. Indian Wells crowns up for grabs

    Peter Bodo

    The most refreshing thing about the Indian Wells tournament that is taking place in the California desert is that both titles appear to be up for grabs in a way they haven't been for a long time, particularly on the ATP side of the pro fence. Now ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  7. The race for the top in the WTA - tennis

    Peter Bodo

    While the tennis world has been obsessing over Rafael Nadal's knee, the WTA has a pretty good race for No. 1 going in Qatar this weekend, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  8. Australian Open - Novak Djokovic and cohorts going nowhere

    Peter Bodo

    Some things never change, or so it seems. With the top four men's seeds reaching the Aussie semis, it's going to be a long year for the contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  9. Li Na returns to where it all began

    Peter Bodo

    Li Na recorded a resounding upset of the seemingly invincible Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open, and it put her in the final opposite Victoria Azarenka. The match represented not only a great continuing run by Li but also the closing of a circle...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  10. Australian Open - Li Na returns to where it all began against Vic...

    Peter Bodo

    Li Na finally looks like she has overcome the burden of skyrocketing to fame. But she'll need her A-game to stop Victoria Azarenka.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2013
  11. Tennis - Roger Federer is great, but watch out for Li Na at the U...

    Peter Bodo

    Ho hum, Roger Federer did his thing. But the Western & Southern Open showcased a lot more than one rejuvenated superstar.

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  12. Tennis -- Who is the year-end No. 1 in the WTA?

    Peter Bodo

    For the third time in the last four years, the year-end No. 1 player in the WTA may be one who did not win one of the majors, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  13. Why it's Li Na's time to win it all

    Peter Bodo

    PARIS -- This French Open has been a tournament full of surprises on the WTA side of the fence, perhaps none more so than the successful return of 30-year-old defending champion Francesca Schiavone to the trophy presentation round, as either winner o...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  14. It's time to stop WTA-bashing

    Peter Bodo

    It's as official as these things get: Women's tennis is on a roll. Did you notice that the three-set Australian Open final battle between Kim Clijsters and Li Na more or less killed the men's final in the television ratings war Down Un...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  15. Can Li Na handle magnitude of moment?

    Peter Bodo

    You know the old saying, "A billion Chinese can't be wrong." It's settled then, Li Na wins the Australian Open, because the bulk of her countrymen probably believe (or at least hope) that she can. All that stands in the way is No. 3 seed Ki...

    Blog | January 28, 2011