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  1. Tornado Black Has Been Up, Down, All Around Since Open Breakthrou...

    Melissa Isaacson

    A year after reaching the US Open juniors final, 16-year-old Tornado Black is back in New York as a more worldly player after a coaching dispute and financial struggles.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  2. Will Victoria Azarenka wake up from her nightmare at the US Open?...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Since falling to Serena Williams in last year's US Open final, former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka has battled injuries and uneven play. No wonder she's a little ornery.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  3. espnW -- Adjusting to Wimbledon grass not as challenging as it on...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The era of specialists is over, and now tennis players must master all three surfaces to thrive on tour. Some, though, still have a lot to learn when it comes to the grass courts of Wimbledon.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  4. espnw -- Maria Sharapova, seeded third heading into 2014 Australi...

    Melissa Isaacson

    If Maria Sharapova wants to be remembered as something more than just another great player who couldn't beat Serena Williams, she'd better turn around their rivalry -- right now.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  5. espnw -- Jessica Korda making a name for herself

    Melissa Isaacson

    Jessica Korda's parents achieved glory as tennis players; now it's her turn to shine in a different sport.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2013
  6. espnW: Remembering Gussie Moran, the gorgeous and the tragic

    Melissa Isaacson

    Gussie Moran, also known as "Gorgeous Gussie," was a total package in her heyday -- she had the skills to play tennis with the best and gorgeous good looks. Here's to the memory of the tennis star who died at age 89.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  7. The State of Women's Tennis Amid All These Upsets: Who Knows?

    Melissa Isaacson

    There will be eight different Grand Slam finalists this year, so women's tennis is as wide open as it's been in decades. History says someone will emerge to take over from Serena Williams, but who that will be isn't at all clear.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  8. A Word of Advice For CiCi Bellis, From Someone Who Has Been There...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Mary Joe Fernandez, the youngest player to ever win a US Open match, says tuning out the outside world is the key to turning one big-time win into more.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  9. 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
  10. espnW -- Berry College Vikings tennis player Kaleigh Carpenter bo...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Berry College's Kaleigh Carpenter was born without a full left arm, but also with the confidence, determination and grace to excel on and off the tennis court.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  11. espnW -- Cheryl Bromley a rising croquet star

    Melissa Isaacson

    Once a college basketball and tennis player, Cheryl Bromley's competitive spirit hasn't waned. At 52, she's one of the nation's rising stars in golf croquet.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013