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  1. 2013 US Open -- It's Not Serena Williams Fault She's So Good

    Melissa Isaacson

    Is Serena Williams just so much better than the field that it's become a detriment to fans? Women's tennis needs Victoria Azarenka to bring her A-game on Sunday and make this final competitive.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2013
  2. 2013 US Open -- Serena Williams defeats Li Na, earns US Open fina...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Serena Williams finally lost a few games -- in the second set -- but was hardly threatened in her straight-sets semifinal victory against Li Na.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  3. 2013 US Open -- Victoria Azarenka good enough to reach final

    Jane McManus

    It's not always pretty for Victoria Azarenka, but this much we know: She has the mettle to win the title.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  4. 2013 US Open -- Final berth not a given for top seeds Serena Will...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Things look to be setting up nicely for No. 1 seed Serena Williams to battle No. 2 seed Victoria Azarenka for the US Open title. Not so fast. They'll have to get through two highly motivated opponents in Li Na and Flavia Pennetta first.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  5. 2013 US Open -- From the players'mouths to your eyes

    Melissa Isaacson

    Meet the women with the fastest fingers in the world. We're talking about the tennis stenographers, of course, and boy do they have a tough job.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  6. 2013 US Open -- Women's tennis elite now older and wiser

    Jane McManus

    It used to be teen queens like Martina Hingis winning Grand Slams. Not anymore. Three of the four US Open women's semifinalists are over the age of 30 due in large part to more comprehensive fitness and nutritional plans

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  7. 2013 US Open -- Victoria Azarenka giddy after advancing to the US...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Maybe it has something to do with her LMFAO musician boyfriend Redfoo, but second-seeded Victoria Azarenka was quite literally dancing on the court after sailing past Daniela Hantuchova 6-2, 6-3 to reach the US Open semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  8. 2013 US Open -- Flavia Pennetta breaks through

    Jane McManus

    In an all-Italian matchup, unseeded Flavia Pennetta defeated former roommate and good friend Roberta Vinci at the US Open to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  9. 2013 US Open -- In professional tennis, playing in pain is just p...

    Melissa Isaacson

    In professional tennis, paychecks are dependent on playing matches, injured or not.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  10. 2013 US Open -- Serena Williams blows away Carla Suarez Navarro, ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Serena Williams didn't drop a game in blowing away Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in Tuesday night's quarterfinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  11. 2013 US Open -- Sluggish Victoria Azarenka into quarterfinals

    Jane McManus

    Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka claimed the final spot in the quarterfinals with a three-set win over Ana Ivanovic, but Azarenka again wasn't up to her usual standards.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  12. 2013 US Open -- American wildcard Alison Riske sees US Open run e...

    Jane McManus

    Alison Riske, ranked 81st coming into the Open, should approach the top 60 from these results. That will open the door to enter several tournaments without having to play qualifiers.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2013
  13. 2013 US Open -- Alison Riske's future now looking bright

    Melissa Isaacson

    There were plenty of unsettling moments in Alison Riske's development. But now, it's finally coming together.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2013
  14. 2013 US Open -- Focused Serena Williams beats Sloane Stephens in ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    When the opportunities to close were there, Serena Williams was like the proverbial blood-sniffing shark, swallowing up Sloane Stephens in a 6-4, 6-1 victory.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2013
  15. 2013 US Open -- Despite loss to Serena Williams, Sloane Stephens ...

    Jane McManus

    When asked what Sloane Stephens needs to work on to reach the next level, Serena Williams responded that Stephens already is there.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2013
  16. 2013 US Open -- No. 2 Victoria Azarenka drops a set, but wins aga...

    Jane McManus

    No. 2 seed Victoria Azarenka was somewhat rattled after dropping the first set to No. 26 Alize Cornet, but thrived under the pressure to take the match.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2013