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  1. Clay intrigue for women, not for men

    Peter Bodo

    The clay-court swing is officially underway, the first blow struck by Andrea Petkovic of Germany, who won on the green clay of Charleston last Sunday. There are WTA events underway this week in Katowice, Poland, and Bogota, Colombia, where top se...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  2. Venus Williams back in the spotlight

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer finally restored order to men's tennis after a wild 10-day shootout in the California desert, while the women left Indian Wells in a more chaotic state than when they arrived. But there will be a new sheriff in town i...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  3. Serena still Serena; Federer still Federer

    Peter Bodo

    We could be wise and resist reading too much into the first week of ATP and WTA tour play for 2014, but what fun would that be? Besides, since the offseason in tennis is short, we can expect the players to be in pretty good fighting trim for the s...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  4. Serena vs. Sharapova: A great nonrivalry

    Peter Bodo

    Serena Williams rang in the new year and Maria Sharapova got her bell rung in the Brisbane semifinals, a match that may have been a preview of Grand Slam matches to come in 2014 -- starting with a potential rematch as early as the end of this month a...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  5. LeBron took honor that belonged to Rafa

    Peter Bodo

    The honors continued to roll in for Serena Williams last week, the latest one bestowed upon her by the Associated Press news service. The AP named Williams its Female Athlete of the Year for 2013. Her male counterpart was LeBron James of the NBA's Mi...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  6. Federer, Serena aiming for history

    Peter Bodo

    Am I crazy, or do I really believe that 18 has become a magic number in tennis? It's not just because that's the age at which a player must play exclusively on the main tour but also because of what it represents in the great Grand Slam title quest. ...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  7. Our 2013 Duds of the Year

    Peter Bodo

    This wasn't a very good year for the crowd that hands out year-end awards. The male Player of the Year and the Comeback Player of the Year were one and the same guy: Rafael Nadal. On the WTA side, Serena Williams dominated even more thoroughly than N...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  8. The anticlimactic year-end champs

    Peter Bodo

    I mean this with no disrespect to the good people of Istanbul or those who will enjoy attending the WTA Championships there in a few weeks' time. For the past two years, the tournament has been a success in terms of organization, attendance and a com...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  9. Fall tennis gets the Heisman -- again

    Peter Bodo

    One of the more persistent criticisms of tennis is that the game has no real offseason, but the lengthy calendar doesn't really stop tennis from going over a cliff in the fall -- loaded ATP and WTA schedule or not. In just the past few days, WTA N...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  10. Isner, Serena ready for US Open

    Peter Bodo

    There was poignancy about the results in the final major warm-up tournament for the US Open, the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Each singles final featured an American, and both of the U.S. players lost. ATP No. 22 John Isner lost the men's f...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  11. Why is Roger Federer playing small events?

    Peter Bodo

    The weeks following the Australian Open and Wimbledon are usually toss-off weeks; all the top players are worn out from the grind leading up to the event or the demands and tensions of those events. They can't afford that luxury at the French Open, ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  12. The distraction Serena Williams needs

    Peter Bodo

    Serena Williams returns to action this week in Bastad, Sweden, following her unexpected early departure at Wimbledon. It seems like red clay is in her blood ever since she won that career-enhancing second French Open title, or is it just that the Ame...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  13. Looking beyond Rafa at Roland Garros

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal's proficiency on clay has been so persuasive, so overwhelming, so inarguable, that asking if he has a shot at winning a mind-boggling eighth French Open (in nine attempts) can hardly be called a storyline heading into the tournament. So ...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  14. The rivalry that never happened

    Peter Bodo

    Maria Sharapova is looking at a scenario that even Roger Federer, in the darkest moments of his rivalry with Rafael Nadal, hasn't had to contemplate. Her legacy may be dominated by the fact she can't compete with Serena Williams. At least ...

    Blog | May 12, 2013
  15. Tennis - Maria Sharapova just can't compete with Serena Williams ...

    Peter Bodo

    The thing about the Serena Williams-Maria Sharapova rivalry? It's not really a rivalry.

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2013
  16. Will Federer, Serena, Vika be vulnerable?

    Peter Bodo

    Three familiar faces that have been hidden from us for weeks now will reappear in the big Madrid combined event in the coming days: those of Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka. They aren't exactly rushing over to Spain just to...

    Blog | May 03, 2013