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  1. Oops. Serena Williams Gets Flowers Intended For Ana Ivanovic

    D'Arcy Maine

    The top women's tennis players in the world arrived in Singapore on Thursday for the season-ending WTA Finals. And while all eight of the competitors are undoubtedly staying in the finest of accommodations, it seems as if there was a little confusion...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  2. Tennis World Salutes Li Na, Over And Over And Over Again

    Susie Arth

    Tennis players from across the globe sent well wishes to Li Na, who announced her retirement on Friday. Li, who takes two Grand Slam trophies into the next chapter in her life, was respected for her hard work and skill but beloved for her humor and ...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  3. Dominant Serena Williams Shows Taylor Townsend How It's Done

    Johnette Howard

    Taylor Townsend ran into her idol Serena Williams in the first round of the US Open, but the promising American walked off Arthur Ashe Stadium optimistic about her game.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  4. 5 Women Who Could Become Grand New Champions At US Open

    Matt Wilansky

    Eugenie Bouchard? Simona Halep? Caroline Wozniacki? Agnieszka Radwanska? Sloane Stephens? Pam Shriver and Brad Gilbert break down the chances of five players hoping to win their first major at the US Open.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Baseline Buzz - Sloane Stephens one of the few big-name casualtie...

    Greg Garber and Matt Wilansky

    Despite a ton of action and near-upsets, Day 1 at Wimbledon sees few big-name casualties.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  9. espnW -- For 2014 French Open runner-up Simona Halep, less is mor...

    Jane McManus

    Simona Halep is here to stay as one of the world's elite tennis players -- and so are the questions about the complex relationship between a woman and her breasts, Jane McManus writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2014
  10. 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
  11. espnW -- Ernests Gulbis comments at 2014 French Open about women ...

    Jane McManus

    If you can't go any bigger than that, Ernests Gulbis, it's time to go home. The Latvian's remarks about professional tennis players and motherhood were insensitive, but not even Maria Sharapova could take them seriously.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario rises to the top -espnW

    Gonzalo Aguirregomezcorta

    Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, voted the eighth-most influential Hispanic female athlete of all time, showed she'd be a force in tennis by beating Steffi Graf to win the French Open at 17.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  14. espnW -- Venus Williams makes strong start at US Open

    Jane McManus

    Venus Williams has come back from adversity before in her career. Will the US Open provide the latest opportunity for the tennis star to prove her capacity for success?

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  15. espnW -- Key moment from Nine for IX film Venus VS.

    espnW.com

    We look at one pivotal scene from the Nine for IX film, "Venus VS.," a moment when Venus Williams stood up for more than just herself and a service point.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  16. 2013 French Open -- Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka advance

    Jim Caple

    Maria Sharapova outlasted a longtime rival and Victoria Azarenka swept a close friend to advance to a semifinal matchup with each other.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2013