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  1. Google Remembers Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson

    Adena Andrews

    When you watch Sloane Stephens and Serena Williams pop fastballs over the net this U.S. Open, take a moment to think about those who made it possible for them to be awesome. Google did. Tennis pioneer Althea Gibson was honored with her own G...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. Match For The Aged: Venus Williams Tops Kimiko Date-Krumm At Open...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The 34-year-old Venus Williams beat the 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm in the first round at the US Open, in a match for the aged.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  3. US Open Won't Keep Us Waiting For Drama

    Susie Arth

    It doesn't get much better than first-round matches between Serena Williams and Taylor Townsend, Maria Sharapova and Maria Kirilenko, and Venus Williams and Kimiko Date-Krumm.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  4. 7 American Women To Watch at US Open

    It's crazy but true. No American woman has made it past the fourth round of a major this year. Is there a reason to believe things will be different on home turf at the US Open? You betcha. Here are seven players to keep an eye on at Flushing Meadows.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  5. espnW -- Young talent, Serena Williams questions shake things up ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The time is now for Petra Kvitova, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep. And they know it. With Serena Williams' mysterious slip, the rising stars have battled their way into Grand Slam finals and made the sport all the more compelling.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2014
  6. espnW -- Sloane Stephens slips in first round at Wimbledon, but s...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Sloane Stephens was more philosophical than heartbroken after her first-round Wimbledon loss to 109th-ranked Maria Kirilenko ended her streak of fourth-round appearances in majors at six.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  7. espnW -- Serena Williams not a lock at Wimbledon, while Madison K...

    Melissa Isaacson

    If the past is any indication, the one thing to count on in the women's draw is that something weird will happen at Wimbledon this fortnight.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2014
  8. espnW -- Sloane Stephens wins first-round match at French Open, h...

    Jim Caple

    Coach Paul Annacone is hoping to have the supremely talented but inconsistent Sloane Stephens dialed in for a long French Open run.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  9. Happy Birthday, Sloane Stephens!

    espnW

    Happy 21st birthday, Sloane Stephens! Ranked No. 16 in the world, Stephens turned pro in 2009 and rose to mainstream prominence when she beat fellow American Serena Williams in the quarterfinals at the 2013 Australian Open. Since her breakthrough mom...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  10. espnW -- Sloane Stephens trains her mind and body to reclaim 2013...

    Diane Pucin

    With a new coach, Paul Annacone, the 20-year-old has been working on her focus and health to live up to lofty expectations.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  11. espnW -- Rise of Eugenie Bouchard just one of the things we learn...

    Melissa Isaacson

    From the early exits of the top-tier women to Eugenie Bouchard's exciting run in Melbourne, the Aussie Open revealed quite a few things.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2014
  12. espnW -- Serena Williams primed for true Grand Slam year starting...

    Jane McManus

    Steffi Graf has done it. So hasn't Margaret Court and Maureen Connolly. Serena Williams is primed to join their company as the winner of a true Grand Slam this year, but it all starts with getting past Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  13. espnW -- Serena Williams runs away with WTA year-end awards

    Jane McManus

    We can say it enough: What Serena Williams did in 2013 defied all odds -- even by her own standards.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  14. espnW -- Tornado Black shows off remarkable game to go with memor...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Tornado Black has a memorable name to go with her remarkable game. And that's just how Gayal Black, the mom of the up-and-coming tennis player, wanted it.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2013
  15. espnW -- Sloane Stephens opens up about life on and off the court...

    Kate Fagan

    Before Sloane Stephens walked the runway at New York Fashion Week, she sat down with espnW and told us about which Grand Slam she thinks she'll win first, her time off the court and her feud with Serena Williams.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  16. espnW -- Recapping the 2013 women's Grand Slam season

    Jane McManus

    Sloane Stephens' breakthrough, Maria Sharapova's breakdown and Serena Williams' dominance highlighted the 2013 Grand Slam events.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013