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  1. espnW -- 10 questions for Serena Williams following Wimbledon dou...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Ball's in your court, Serena Williams. Before the world No. 1 takes the court next week for the first time since her bizarre withdrawal from a Wimbledon doubles match, we have 10 questions we need answered.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  2. espnW -- Five perplexing moments in Serena Williams' legendary ca...

    Along with her 17 major titles, Serena Williams also has had some major drama. Here's a look at five of the strange twists in her career.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  3. Remembering 'Lady Tennis'

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    On this day in 1886, the woman known as "Lady Tennis" or "Queen Mother of American Tennis" was born in California. Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman was one of tennis' first superstars, winning 16 titles at the U.S. Championships (now the US Open). She swept ...

    Blog | December 20, 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. Remembering a tennis legend

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    One year ago today, tennis great Margaret Osborne duPont died at the age of 94. Her name can still be found all over tennis' record books. DuPont, who was born in Joseph, Ore., on March 4, 1918, still holds the record for most titles at the US Open w...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  6. espnW -- Gabriela Sabatini, a champion on the tennis court and a ...

    Gustavo Goitía

    Gabriela Sabatini, voted the sixth most influential Hispanic female athlete of all time by a panel of blue-ribbon voters assembled by espnW and ESPN Deportes, was a charismatic tennis champion who made winning - matches and fans - look easy.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  7. espnW -- Arantxa Sánchez Vicario honored to be named eighth-most ...

    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
  8. 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
  9. espnW -- Sloane Stephens opens up about life on and off the court...

    Kate Fagan

    Before Sloane Stephens walked the runway at New York Fashion Week, she sat down with espnW and told us about which Grand Slam she thinks she'll win first, her time off the court and her feud with Serena Williams.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  10. espnW -- Recapping the 2013 women's Grand Slam season

    Jane McManus

    Sloane Stephens' breakthrough, Maria Sharapova's breakdown and Serena Williams' dominance highlighted the 2013 Grand Slam events.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2013
  11. 2013 US Open -- Serena Williams battles wind, Victoria Azarenka f...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Top-ranked Serena Williams is the US Open champion again because she finally prevailed over No. 2 Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7(6), 6-1 in the longest women's championship (2 hours, 45 minutes) since 1980.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2013
  12. 2013 US Open -- Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka have a mutu...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Top-seeded Serena Williams and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka have been the last ones in the locker room after reaching the finals in tournament after tournament this year. Something funny happened along the way. These fierce competitors became friends.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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