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  1. 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
  2. espnW -- Conspiracy theories, great comebacks and bad diets in Bu...

    D'Arcy Maine

    OK, D'Arcy Maine will listen to Donovan McNabb's conspiracy theories, Kendrick Lamar's rapping, and maybe even James Harden's "singing." Just don't make her try DeAndre Levy's latest diet.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  3. French Open - Maria Sharapova blasts way to French final

    Greg Garber

    Maria Sharapova, with a slew of (screaming) winners, booked another ticket to the French Open final.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  4. French Open - Will anyone match Rod Laver's feat?

    Greg Garber

    Novak Djokovic failed to snag his fourth straight Slam. That leaves Rocket Rod Laver, once again, as the last man to pull off one of the most difficult feats in tennis.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2012
  5. Look out for John Isner at Roland Garros

    Richard Pagliaro

    Houston is home to the launching pad, and while some Americans aim for liftoff at this week's U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, the man riding the rocket serve hopes to heighten his ongoing elevation. John Isner never has surpassed the ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  6. Games We're Watching: Fight off football withdrawal

    Sarah Spain

    After a season of Sundays spent watching football, the dent in your couch is perfectly formed to your rear. Now's not the time to get up and do something with your life. Stay inside, grab some snacks and find a way to power through this weekend.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  7. Five things we learned from the Roger Federer-Andy Murray final

    Ravi Ubha,

    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Roger Federer is pretty good. But there are a few things we did learn.

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2010
  8. Federer willing to concede any chance of regaining top ranking

    Ravi Ubha

    Did someone say the season ends after the U.S. Open? Not so fast. Sure, Roger Federer has been relegated to the No. 2 ranking, but others (ahem, Ana Ivanovic) still have a lot to play for.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2008
  9. Even today, Sampras augments legendary status

    Bonnie D. Ford

    He leads the list of all-time Grand Slam winners because he funneled everything he had into the game. No one could have scripted his made-for-Hollywood ending better. It's no wonder Pete Sampras is's No. 1 Living Legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2008
  10. From court ruler to cuddly mother, Graf all about grace

    Sandra Harwitt

    Steffi Graf was indestructible, always executing her business-first approach artfully. But for the woman who captivated the world with her racket, time and motherhood are now her guiding principles.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2008
  11. Precocious Borg captivated public with robotic demeanor, lethal g...

    Ravi Ubha

    He'd saunter onto the court with his long locks, headband and ice-cool demeanor. The ladies cherished him, while his modern strokes transcended the game. Bjorn Borg was a rock star with a racket, and by age 26, was one of the greatest of all time.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2008
  12. Navratilova was resolutely fearless for over three decades on tou...

    Greg Garber

    All you need to know about Martina Navratilova is her record 354 singles, doubles and mixed titles -- a number that's simply untouchable. It's the most complete tennis career in history.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2008
  13. Laver's brilliance and work ethic made him one of the greatest

    Joel Drucker

    The only fair way to accurately describe Rod Laver is "tennis genius." He had the ability to smother opponents with power and finesse. And even with two calendar Grand Slams, statistics don't begin to tell the story of the sizzling Aussie.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2008
  14. Extolling Federer's commitment

    Peter Bodo,

    NEW YORK -- When Roger Federer trailed Pete Sampras 2-5 in the third set of last night's sold-out Madison Square Garden exhibition tennis match, he stood just a handful of Sampras service rockets and a few moments from sustaining a potentially devast...

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2008
  15. Serena rockets to No. 14; Sharapova new No. 1

    Serena Williams and Fernando Gonzalez made the biggest jumps in the rankings after the first Grand Slam of the year.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2007
  16. Roddick defeats Dosedel with style

    Greg Garber

    It took a while, but Andy Roddick eventually disposed of Slava Dosedel with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-2. victory.

    PackageStory | August 28, 2001