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  1. 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
  2. Roger Federer's Davis Cup challenge

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer is learning that you may be the all-time Grand Slam champion, a distinguished 33-year-old ambassador for the game, a friend of Michael Jordan and Anna Wintour, and a guy with some hefty hotel bills, considering his two sets of twins, bu...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. Federer motivated to get Davis Cup win

    Peter Bodo

    Give credit to US Open men's singles finalist Kei Nishikori and champion Marin Cilic, but you just know top-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 2 seed Roger Federer were bummed out about the lost opportunity to win a major without having to go through Rafa...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  4. It's all about Roger and Serena again

    Peter Bodo

    As the summer hard-court events got underway, the odds that the players going into the US Open with the greatest head of steam would be Roger Federer and Serena Williams didn't seem very good. Now, with the last of the big hard-court tuneups conclude...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  5. The man behind Roger Federers success

    Peter Bodo

    In 1992, Stefan Edberg played Michael Chang in the semifinals of the US Open, in what would become the longest match at the tournament since such records have been kept. Edberg won in an excruciating five hours and 26 minutes, after attacking the net...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  6. How much does Cincinnati matter?

    Peter Bodo

    The promoters of the Cincinnati Masters are going to be hard put to top the show the ATP and WTA put on in Toronto and Montreal, respectively, last week during the Canadian Open. Each tournament was like a jack-in-the-box; you just never knew when a ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  7. Serena, Federer stay reliable during chaos

    Peter Bodo

    If the early doings in Toronto and Montreal this week are any indication, the final Grand Slam of the year is going to be a spectacular shootout in which no champion is safe. None, that is, with the exception of those two reliables, Serena William...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  8. Bouchard, Raonic aiming for Rogers double

    Peter Bodo

    Tennis will stage its own "Game of Thrones" this week in Montreal and Toronto, the equal-opportunity cities where the WTA and ATP alternate staging their simultaneous versions of the Rogers Cup -- or the Canadian Open. In recent months, Milos Raonic ...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  9. Williams sisters one step away from clash

    Peter Bodo

    Is it too early for fans of the Williams sisters to begin obsessing over a quarterfinal clash at Stanford between Venus and her baby sister, Serena? They're one match removed from rekindling one of the weirdest, most frustrating, least loved (by them...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  10. Big week for Serena Williams

    Peter Bodo

    The latest we saw of Serena Williams, the owner of the greatest serve any woman ever threw down at Wimbledon, she was feeling woozy and serving up balls that flew like bottle rockets and produced four straight double faults in a Wimbledon doubles mat...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  11. Nothing like the present for U.S. players

    Peter Bodo

    The U.S. Open Series kicked off this weekend in Atlanta, and North American fans already have something to moan about: Sam Querrey, the No. 2 American behind Atlanta top seed and No. 12 John Isner, was defeated by Dudi Sela in the second round by the...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  12. Leonardo Mayer finally on the board

    Peter Bodo

    There are no memories quite like summer memories; if you don't trust me on that, just name off the top of your head the hits or timeless standard songs that celebrate the joys of February or November. On Sunday in Hamburg, Leonardo Mayer -- once an u...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  13. Not your average Hamburg summer

    Peter Bodo

    You know you're in trouble when master-of-mayhem Fabio Fognini "leads an exodus" anywhere. In this case, it was back to the pool and karaoke lounge at the official ATP player hotel in Hamburg. The ATP website described it back on Wednesday as an exod...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  14. Spotlight on Americans at Hall of Fame

    Peter Bodo

    In recent years, the steady stream of American male tennis players descending on London in mid-June to compete at Wimbledon have been coming back a week or more before the conclusion of the event, tails between their legs, freshly strung but unused r...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  15. Common thread for Djokovic, Kvitova

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic is a great tennis champion, but merely the latest in a long line of people to learn the hard way that it's always darkest before dawn. There Djokovic was, midway through the fifth set in the Wimbledon final, swinging the stringed s...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  16. 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