Serena Williams is no stranger to doubt and drama, but the good news is that she wouldn't have it any other way.
Victoria Duval's path to tennis hasn't been an easy one. But after her big upset of Sam Stosur in the first round of the US Open on Tuesday, she is a breath of fresh air in a sport that needs idols.
Sam Stosur, the 2011 US Open champ, thinks mixing up her training makes her a better tennis player, and stirs up chocolate milk for a post-match snack.
Intimidation is far secondary to the efficiency and power of Serena Williams' game. They are the reason she's so intimidating.
Victoria Azarenka was pushed to three sets. The crowd was pulling for defending champ Sam Stosur. But the top seed proved playing under pressure is one of the things she does best.
Not the tallest players, Sara Errani and Samantha Stosur use other gifts to win and set up a meeting in the semifinals.
Regardless of the results of this week's year-end championships in Istanbul, there is no true world No. 1 in tennis this year.
There was drama, tears of joy, angry outbursts, the emergence of new talent and some interesting scheduling during the 2011 U.S. Open.
Samantha Stosur played her best tennis when it mattered most, stunning Serena Williams in straight sets Sunday to claim the U.S. Open title.
Semifinalists Sam Stosur and Angelique Kerber belonged on Arthur Ashe Stadium, writes Viv Bernstein, but the men got center stage instead.
While Serena Williams, one of the best players of all time, is riding the wave of an incredible comeback, Sam Stosur's chances are slim.
"Caroline in the City" has been renewed for another round. Wozniacki defeated Andrea Petkovic in straight sets to advance to the semis, where she'll face Serena.
Women's match we're following
Canada is the home for a big week of tennis, as the men's and women's brackets of the Rogers Cup play during the same week for the first time. Today's tennis matches plus the best of baseball, in this edition of Games We're Watching.
It's an exciting time at the French Open for Argentine player Dulko, as a life-changing event occurred Thursday back home.
As the weekend ends, the French Open begins. Live from Paris, Sandra Harwitt reports the biggest stories on and off those famous red clay courts.