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  1. Jessica Korda comes up aces on LPGA Tour

    Sandra Harwitt

    Jessica Korda was born to be a tennis player. Her dad, Petr Korda, a spiky-haired Czech nicknamed "Woodstock" after the Peanuts character, was the 1998 Australian Open champion and was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world. Her mom, Regina Rajc...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  2. Taylor Townsend has high hopes for Paris

    Sandra Harwitt

    PARIS -- When Taylor Townsend started the year, she was a fresh-faced 15-year-old ranked No. 25 in the ITF's world junior rankings. Less than five months later, Townsend is still fresh-faced, but now 16. And as the No. 1 junior girl in the world, ...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  3. Texas teen Kassidy Cook is one of the favorites to make the 2012 ...

    Sandra Harwitt

    Kassidy Cook, a 17-year-old from Texas, has a realistic chance of making the U.S. diving team for the London Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  4. Taylor Townsend takes two Aussie trophies

    Sandra Harwitt

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- American teen Taylor Townsend found that Australia is her kind of place. Except, that is, for one aspect of life that the newly minted Australian Open champion hasn't found quite palatable. "It's nasty," she said, of Vegem...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  5. Taylor Townsend rolls into Aussie final

    Sandra Harwitt

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- Taylor Townsend had a busy day at the Australian Open on Friday. The first assignment for the 15-year-old was competing in the junior girls' semifinals, where she defeated fellow American Krista Hardebeck 7-6 (3), 6-4 to mo...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  6. Taylor Townsend rising up the rankings

    Sandra Harwitt

    When she was 14, Taylor Townsend's life wasn't really all that different from that of any other high school freshman. With a mix of anxiety and excitement, she was just settling in at Charles Drew (Riverdale, Ga.), where her father, Gary, is the prin...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  7. Robina Jalali chases dream for Afghan girls

    Sandra Harwitt

    Robina Jalali's dreams were much like the dreams of many other young girls. She wanted to go to school and learn. She wanted to be outside running around and playing sports with friends. But Jalali grew up in the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, wh...

    Blog | November 24, 2011
  8. Winter Vinecki, 12, honored by superstars

    Sandra Harwitt

    Sometimes it takes a kid to find a special way of turning a personal tragedy into an inspirational message. That's certainly the way it is when it comes to Winter Vinecki. The 12-year-old athlete extraordinaire - a champion triathlete as well as a...

    Blog | October 21, 2011