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  1. Tennis - Five questions with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

    Greg Garber

    Coming off a title in Paris, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova playing some of the best tennis of her career.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  2. Tennis - Maria Sharapova a step closer to elusive Sony Open title...

    Greg Garber

    Maria Sharapova has always had a special place in her heart for the Sony Open. Now if she could just win the thing.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  3. Bright future for Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova - French Open

    Greg Garber

    There is not a lack of young, precocious players on the WTA Tour. And Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is the best of the bunch -- as she proved against Vera Zvonareva.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2011
  4. Tennis: New mentality works wonders for Victoria Azarenka

    Greg Garber

    Victoria Azarenka says she doesn't care if she loses. Easy to say when you've just walloped Maria Sharapova.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2011
  5. 2010 Wimbledon: Venus, Clijsters wither at Wimby

    Greg Garber

    Perhaps it was just something in the air, but Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters crashed out of Wimbledon.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2010
  6. French Open: French futility frustrates Venus Williams

    Greg Garber

    Venus Williams came to the court with a more conservative attire Sunday. Unfortunately, her game was equally low risk.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2010
  7. Wimbledon: Little pressure for Dinara Safina against Venus Willia...

    Greg Garber

    With all eyes on the seemingly invincible Williams sisters, can Dinara Safina wash away the miserable failures of her past Slam experiences or crack under the pressure?

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2009
  8. Greg Garber: It was Serena Williams who lost her nerve

    Greg Garber

    How many times have we cringed during a Svetlana Kuznetsova meltdown? But in the French Open quarterfinals, it was her foe, Serena Williams, who cracked.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2009
  9. Gutsy Sharapova comes through when it matters

    Greg Garber

    Welcome to the land of the comeback, Maria Sharapova. Flaunting vintage form and resolve at times, she served her way into the French Open third round.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 27, 2009
  10. Safina impossibly comes through again

    Greg Garber

    If you're looking for dramatics, look no further than Dinara Safina, who staved off match points in each of her last two matches. The 13th-seeded Russian will clash with compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova in the French Open semifinals on Thursday.

    SpecialFeature | June 04, 2008
  11. A vexed Sharapova misses out on golden opportunity

    Greg Garber

    Maria Sharapova appeared to be in control Monday in Paris. But the No.1-ranked Russian imploded versus compatriot Dinara Safina, missing out on an opportunity to complete the career Grand Slam.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2008
  12. New hairdo, stellar results, rosy outlook thus far for Sharapova

    Greg Garber

    And then there was one. At 14-0 Maria Sharapova remains the lone undefeated player in 2008. A wily veteran at just 20, the Russian appears to be more focused, passionate and hungry than ever.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2008
  13. Serena sole American left standing

    Greg Garber

    Last year, Venus Williams was the last American standing -- from either draw -- at the French Open. This year, it's her sister Serena who is the lone American left playing tennis in Paris.Last year, Venus Williams was the last American standing -- from either draw -- at the French Open. This year, it's her sister Serena who is the lone American left playing tennis in Paris.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2007
  14. Fine line between great player and greatness

    Greg Garber

    For better or for worse, Grand Slam titles are almost solely the currency by which greatness is measured, writes Greg Garber.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2007
  15. The Russians aren't coming; they're here

    Greg Garber

    For the first time the host nation does not have the most women in the U.S. Open draw. Greg Garber says call it the Moscow Invitational.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2006
  16. Russians are here to stay

    Greg Garber

    The Russians have arrived onto the women's tennis scene, and they won't be going away anytime soon.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2004