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  1. Serena Williams having trouble backing up boasts

    Peter Bodo,

    Just a few days ago in Rome, Serena Williams told us that she's the best player in the world. We all know who the real No. 1 is, Williams said, before playing just her second match on clay this year. Quite frankly, she said, I'm the best in the world...

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2009
  2. Peter Bodo: Five imperative questions heading into the clay seaso...

    Peter Bodo,

    Five imperative questions heading into the clay season

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2009
  3. We have learned that we have a lot to learn

    Peter Bodo,

    The reality that Rafael Nadal might lose ground on clay, and Roger Federer's relief that the hard-court season is over: Are we in complete disarray, or what?

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  4. Blake disappoints enthusiastic Birmingham crowd

    Peter Bodo,

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - It's Davis Cup weekend, and you know what that means: happy, shiny people (15,000-plus, in this case), waving flags, chanting, blowing noisemakers, screaming and ... groaning, as a proverbial home nation hero, beset by Davis Cup hee-...

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2009
  5. Be grateful Williams sisters rivalry is intensifying

    Peter Bodo,

    It wasn't so long ago that having to play each other in a big match seemed the worst fate that could befall Venus and Serena Williams. Well, times change. Heck, the girls are getting so comfortable with this Williams versus Williams thing that they'l...

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2009
  6. A lot at stake in the Oz finals

    Peter Bodo,

    OK, so just how lucky are we? In just a few short hours, we're going to see Serena Williams try to break double figures in her Grand Slam title count (she currently has nine). And 24 hours (give or take) after that, we'll see if Roger Federer can ti...

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2009
  7. Don't discount Jelena just yet

    Peter Bodo,

    You could be forgiven for wondering if Jelena Jankovic took Saturday's rainout of the U.S. Open women's final less as a chance to get an extra day's rest than as a stay of execution. After all, her opponent in Sunday's final -- Serena Williams -- has...

    Blog | Conversation | September 07, 2008
  8. Three reasons Venus will win

    Peter Bodo,

    It's time to lay to rest the idea that Venus and Serena Williams are either unable or unwilling to produce a no-holds-barred, drag-out-every-cliché barn burner of a match when they play each other. For one thing, they're no longer laboring wit...

    Blog | Conversation | July 04, 2008
  9. Better late than never

    Peter Bodo,

    Well, unless somebody snuck a gift-wrapped Oscar statuette under Serena Williams' tree, or stuffed a Wimbledon trophy into Justine Henin's stocking, we know which female tennis pro got the best Christmas present of all this year: Evonne Goolagong Caw...

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2007
  10. Serena, Nadal going forward

    Peter Bodo,

    NEW YORK -- The first question put to Serena Williams in her press conference was a polite request asking whether she could explain what "went wrong" in that surprisingly routine loss to Justine Henin last night. Her reply: "No, I can't. I'm sorry. ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 05, 2007
  11. Serena caught flat-footed

    Peter Bodo,

    Serena Williams's loss to Justine Henin in a downright lousy match (6-4,6-3) at Roland Garros yesterday was, first and foremost, a reality check. And Serena reacted to it the way most of us would: She went into a mild form of shock, bewildered by the...

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2007
  12. Serena set for second Slam?

    Peter Bodo,

    Serena Williams suffered a surprising loss last week to Patty Schnyder in one of the final, critical warm-up events for the French Open. Uh-oh. We remember what happened the last time Serena suffered a similar fate on the eve of a major: It was rough...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2007
  13. Williams sisters rivalry fading

    Peter Bodo,

    It seems like just yesterday that potential match-ups between Venus and Serena Williams were the ultimate nightmare scenario for just about all involved: The sisters had to be dragged on court like stubborn mules to play each other, and the fans didn...

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2007
  14. Grand Slam possibilities

    Peter Bodo,

    Now that the first major of the year is over, the field of candidates who have a shot at completing a Grand Slam -- not a Serena Slam, not a Martina Slam, nor any other kind of Sham Slam -- has been narrowed down to two individuals. That's right. It'...

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2007
  15. A force of nature

    Peter Bodo,

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- When Venus and Serena Williams first began to win tennis matches on the pro tour, they instantly became one of the great sports stories of our era; I'll spare you the biographical details, because you'd have to have been livin...

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2007
  16. Semis taste sweet to Serena

    Peter Bodo,

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- The biggest story thus far at the Australian Open has been Serena Williams and, yes, I do know that you could take that any number of ways. There's no doubt that the WTA's diva supreme is overweight, and in a way that makes it...

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2007