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  1. Shhh! Athletes Share Slump-Busting Secrets For Maria Sharapova

    Jim Caple

    A 15-match losing streak means one thing: It's time for a change. From silencing her grunts to changing her outfit, here are a few ideas that could help Maria Sharapova beat Serena Williams in Saturday's Australian Open final.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2015
  2. Why Maria Sharapova Could End Her Epic Slump vs. Serena Williams

    Jim Caple

    Serena Williams takes a 15-match winning streak against Maria Sharapova into the Australian Open final. But this is sport. And anything can happen. Right?

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2015
  3. Why Sharapova-Makarova Isn't Exactly An All-Russian Semifinal

    Jim Caple

    After cruising by Eugenie Bouchard to set up a meeting with Ekaterina Makarova in the final four, Maria Sharapova said she's proud to represent Russia. There's just one problem with that. And it goes back two decades.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2015
  4. How Two Madisons Threw A Curveball At The Australian Open

    Jim Caple

    Madison Brengle plays Madison Keys on Margaret Court Arena on Monday in a fourth-round matchup at the Australian Open that was predicted by absolutely no one.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2015
  5. espnW -- Should we expect more from Maria Sharapova?

    Jim Caple

    Maria Sharapova has accomplished more than most players could ever dream, but 10 years into her career, has she underachieved?

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  6. espnW -- French Open serves up delectable final between Maria Sha...

    Jim Caple

    Like a fine cognac that gets better with age, so did the French Open as the women's matches played out concluding with a piece de resistance final between Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep with the more seasoned of the two emerging victorious.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2014
  7. espnW -- Simona Halep starring in sensational story at 2014 Frenc...

    Jim Caple

    As she prepares to face Maria Sharapova in the French Open final, it's time to forget about Simona Halep's breast reduction surgery from five years ago and focus on this: At 22, she's become one of the best players in the world.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014
  8. French Open -- Maria Sharapova rallies for three-set win over Eug...

    Jim Caple

    Maria Sharapova fought back after dropping the first set for the third straight match and defeated Eugenie Bouchard to reach her third consecutive French Open final, where she'll face Simona Halep.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2014
  9. espnW -- Andrea Petkovic continues comeback story with win over S...

    Jim Caple

    After injuries caused her to consider a career in politics or even journalism, Andrea Petkovic is writing a comeback story that has landed her in the semifinals of the French Open with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Sara Errani.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  10. espnW -- Eugenie Bouchard keeping her composure heading into semi...

    Jim Caple

    Eugenie Bouchard posed for photos with Maria Sharapova as a child, but the now 20-year-old is hardly dazzled as she prepares to face the four-time Grand Slam champion in Thursday's French Open semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  11. French Open -- The sobering reality of tennis costs

    Jim Caple

    On the surface, tennis seems like a lucrative sport. But for the non-elite, costs can become exorbitant, to the extent that some players have to make some tough choices, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  12. espnW -- Maria Sharapova ends amazing, youthful run of Garbine Mu...

    Jim Caple

    Maria Sharapova held off another upset bid from upstart Garbine Muguruza in a three-set battle to set up a semifinal meeting with 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard at the French Open.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  13. espnW -- Jim Caple: In Grand Slam tennis news conferences, anythi...

    Jim Caple

    Tennis news conference questions aren't limited to the competition that just transpired. Novak Djokovic's questions after French Open victories this week included floods in the Balkans, the World Cup, where he does his laundry and his gluten-free diet.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2014
  14. espnW -- Maria Sharapova digging the dirt these days

    Jim Caple

    Maria Sharapova's game is not built for clay, which is ironic considering she keeps winning titles on it.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2014
  15. espnW -- Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova draw potential quarterf...

    Jim Caple

    As No. 1 seed Serena Williams attempts to defend her French Open title -- and prepares to show off her language skills -- she could face Maria Sharapova in a high-profile quarterfinal. We look at the draw and predict how the tournament will play out.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
  16. 2013 French Open -- 10 things to take away from women's draw at R...

    Jim Caple

    From Serena's dominance to the strong showing of other U.S. players, here are 10 takeaways from the women's draw in Paris.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2013