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  1. Recognizing tennis's generous charities

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Lost in the shuffle of the grinding tennis season is the ambitious charity work from a bevy of players. Here's a sampling of those who give back.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2009
  2. Bonnie D. Ford: Mario Ancic to address Harvard Law School

    Bonnie D. Ford

    What could pose a bigger thrill for Mario Ancic than strolling onto Wimbledon's Centre Court? Try addressing a Harvard Law School class on hot-button issues like doping and gambling.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2009
  3. Nadal the lead warrior in Spanish surge on grass

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Led by Rafael Nadal, the Spanish contingent is no longer too intimidated to take its chances on the lawns of England.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2008
  4. Red tape not halting Lepchenko's determination to make it on tour...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    She had to hop on a bicycle and her father had to strap on a pair of in-line skates just to make the pilgrimage to the local practice courts. But that paled in comparison to the bureaucratic hindrances Varvara Lepchenko has overcome.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2008
  5. Israel's top players on the brink of another kind of breakthrough...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    It's been a great year for Israeli players, from Shahar Peer to the doubles team of Erlich and Ram, and a Davis Cup win. 2008 could bring another breakthrough as Israeli players weigh whether to compete in Muslim countries.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2007
  6. Bryans set up Roddick to close the deal ... again

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Andy Roddick is as good as it gets (8-0) when it comes to closing out Davis Cup ties. But part of the reason for his success is the fact that the Bryan brothers almost never lose their crucial doubles matches, writes Bonnie D. Ford.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2007
  7. A different type of training camp

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Six junior players were sent to a "camp" earlier this year, but their five-day stay at Camp Pendleton had nothing, but at the same time everything, to do with tennis.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2007
  8. Wayne Odesnik says he has never used human growth hormone, other ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Wayne Odesnik, who pleaded guilty in an Australian court to transporting human growth hormone into the country in his luggage earlier his year, made a written statement through his lawyer saying he has never used HGH "or any other banned substance."

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2010
  9. Wayne Odesnik mum on guilty plea for HGH smuggling

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Wayne Odesnik, who pleaded guilty to transporting human growth hormone into Australia earlier this year, won his first match at the U.S. Clay Court Championships, then said he wouldn't make a formal statement about the case until Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2010
  10. Assessing the recent coaching changes

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The bond between a player and a coach doesn't last forever. But will a new voice help the likes of James Blake and Victoria Azarenka in 2010?

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2010
  11. Draw of Davis Cup still brings out best

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Despite its midmarket venues and scheduling quirks, nothing brings out the national loyalties and exceptional tennis of today's top players like Davis Cup competition.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2009
  12. James Blake, longtime coach Brian Barker agree to split

    Bonnie D. Ford

    No. 24 James Blake, struggling to regain the form that kept him in the top 10 for much of a three-season stretch from 2006-08, said he and lifelong coach Brian Barker mutually decided that Barker would stop traveling with him after the U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2009
  13. U.S. Open: Serena's breakdown leads to more questions

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Serena Williams' 10-second tirade may have cost her a match, but what's the lasting impression on her legacy?

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2009
  14. Todd Martin to help Novak Djokovic reach full potential

    Bonnie D. Ford

    One coach isn't always enough. Just ask Novak Djokovic, who sought outside counsel to help him maximize his talent.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2009
  15. For some women, retirement isn't the end

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Burnout, babies and bum body parts can be career-ending developments for some WTA Tour players. But many women are finding that retirement is more a phase than a final bow.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2009
  16. Bonnie D. Ford: Burning questions with Larry Scott

    Bonnie D. Ford

    There's a perception Larry Scott is leaving while the going is good. But not everyone sought his vision and efforts to merge the ATP and WTA Tours, and that might have ultimately led to his departure.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2009