The rash of early-round upsets of some of the top-ranked players shouldn't be cause for concern. It's just indicative that nowadays, the tennis season really begins at the Australian Open, Peter Bodo writes.
Ah, the many manifestations of clay. We'll find out what kind of mark it leaves on the game's top 12 players in the coming days.
So many enthralling matches to remember from the 2011 tennis season. But there were some real duds, too.
Novak Djokovic utterly dominated. Samantha Stosur slid under the radar. But in the end, both tours are better off.
The WTA has its share of attractive, marketable stars, but are Ana Ivanovic and others competitors or merely brands? Women's tennis is suffering from an identity crisis that needs solving right now.
Don't call Samantha Stosur your mother's clay-court tennis player. She proved that with a Rafael Nadal-esque beatdown over Vera Zvonareva in the final of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.