The game seems to come almost too easily to Sloane Stephens, but she still has a lot of work to do in 2014.
Intimidation is far secondary to the efficiency and power of Serena Williams' game. They are the reason she's so intimidating.
For Howard Bryant, 2012 will be remembered not only for the great players and the great matches and the terrific storylines, but also for the individual, sometimes history-shifting moments of competition.
During the week in Madrid, the new blue clay surface has been discussed as if players were now being asked to play tennis underwater. The head games leading to the French Open are in full swing.