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  1. Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts!

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    On this day in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered a group of girls in Savannah, Ga., and formed the first troop of what is today known as the Girl Scouts. Low, an avid swimmer, rower and tennis player, and her troop went on hiking and camping trips, ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  2. Happy 25th, Agnieszka Radwanska

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    Happy Birthday, Agnieszka Radwanska! The No. 3 women's tennis player, known for her creative shot-making, turns 25 today. Born and raised in Poland, Radwanska played in her first WTA event in 2006 and has since won 13 WTA singles titles and two doubl...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  3. The Curse of Brisbane?

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    The 2014 tennis season is officially underway as the Brisbane International opened yesterday in Australia. The hard-court tournament is used by many of the WTA and ATP's top players as a warm-up for January's Australian Open. Serena Williams and Andy...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  4. Happy birthday, Tracy Austin!

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    Happy birthday, Tracy Austin! The two-time US Open champion and the former No. 1 tennis player in the world turns 51 today. After turning pro in 1978, Austin became the youngest champion at the 1979 US Open at the age of 16 years, 8 months and 28 day...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  5. Saluting Althea Gibson

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    On this day in 1950, Althea Gibson broke the color barrier in tennis and became the first African-American player to compete at the U.S. National Championships, the precursor of today's U.S. Open. Gibson defeated Barbara Knapp in her debut but lost i...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  6. Celebrating southpaws

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    Happy International Left-hander's Day! Martina Navratilova is perhaps the most successful women's tennis player ever, and certainly the most successful left-hander. Navratilova holds the record for singles titles in the Open Era (from 1973 to present...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  7. Happy 23rd, Caroline Wozniacki

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    Happy birthday, Caroline Wozniacki. The Danish tennis star and former world No. 1 turns 23 today. She has spent 67 weeks of her young life as the top-ranked player in the world. Wozniacki has won 20 career singles titles but is still in the hunt for ...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  8. Salute to Argentina's stars

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    On this day in 1816, Argentina declared its independence from Spain, creating a home country for several sports legends, including soccer superstars Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, golfer Angel Cabrera and tennis player Juan Martin del Potro. At the...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  9. Triple trophies at Wimbledon

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    On this day in 1920, French tennis star Suzanne Lenglen became the first player to win three titles at Wimbledon in one year. She won the women's singles title by beating Dorothea Lambert-Chambers (a seven-time champion at Wimbledon) 6-3, 6-0 in the ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  10. 2012 Body Issue: Revealing answers to questions about the body

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    In our Pro's Questionnaire, we asked athletes -- female and male -- five probing questions about their bodies, and got some very revealing answers.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  11. W roundtable: Serena Williams snatches tennis headlines again

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    With her dominating performance in Madrid, Serena Williams is once again the center of the tennis universe. Her wins over the top two ranked players prove that when she is on, she is unbeatable.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2012