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  1. Serena Williams, Kei Nishikori are POYs

    Peter Bodo

    In some years, the players of the year are those who clearly dominated the playing field. Think Roger Federer in 2006, Novak Djokovic in 2011, or Serena Williams almost any time (on the Mayan as well as Gregorian calendars). This year, my choices...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  2. It's all about Roger and Serena again

    Peter Bodo

    As the summer hard-court events got underway, the odds that the players going into the US Open with the greatest head of steam would be Roger Federer and Serena Williams didn't seem very good. Now, with the last of the big hard-court tuneups conclude...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  3. How much does Cincinnati matter?

    Peter Bodo

    The promoters of the Cincinnati Masters are going to be hard put to top the show the ATP and WTA put on in Toronto and Montreal, respectively, last week during the Canadian Open. Each tournament was like a jack-in-the-box; you just never knew when a ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  4. Bouchard, Raonic aiming for Rogers double

    Peter Bodo

    Tennis will stage its own "Game of Thrones" this week in Montreal and Toronto, the equal-opportunity cities where the WTA and ATP alternate staging their simultaneous versions of the Rogers Cup -- or the Canadian Open. In recent months, Milos Raonic ...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  5. Williams sisters one step away from clash

    Peter Bodo

    Is it too early for fans of the Williams sisters to begin obsessing over a quarterfinal clash at Stanford between Venus and her baby sister, Serena? They're one match removed from rekindling one of the weirdest, most frustrating, least loved (by them...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  6. Big week for Serena Williams

    Peter Bodo

    The latest we saw of Serena Williams, the owner of the greatest serve any woman ever threw down at Wimbledon, she was feeling woozy and serving up balls that flew like bottle rockets and produced four straight double faults in a Wimbledon doubles mat...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  7. Common thread for Djokovic, Kvitova

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic is a great tennis champion, but merely the latest in a long line of people to learn the hard way that it's always darkest before dawn. There Djokovic was, midway through the fifth set in the Wimbledon final, swinging the stringed s...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  8. Tough Wimbledon draws for big names

    Peter Bodo

    We live in an age of speed reading, speed dialing and even speed dating. So why not speed draw analysis as well? Let's not waste any more time before looking at the 2014 Wimbledon draw. Men's singles Top quarter: The Djokovic section Prom...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  9. Ain't gonna happen at the French Open

    Peter Bodo

    Grand Slam events never go as expected; we all know that. Your odds of predicting all the brackets might be slightly better than those you faced filling in your NCAA basketball tournament bracket with a trembling hand (it was visions of Warren Buffet...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  10. Questions aplenty for Rafa and cohorts

    Peter Bodo

    The way things are shaping up in Rome, a lot of quality pros will spend less time during this next, quiet week kicking back and enjoying Paris than obsessing about whether to make those reservations for the Tour d'Argent on the early or late side. ...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  11. Serena-Sharapova clash on hold

    Peter Bodo

    For a while there, it looked as if the Madrid combined event was destined to produce the WTA final most fans want to see: top-ranked Serena Williams clashing with No. 8 Maria Sharapova. Sharapova has been thigh-deep in blood (her own, as well as t...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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