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  1. espnW -- Billie Jean King gets second chance to make difference a...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Billie Jean King is happy to be receiving a second chance to represent the LGBT community at the Sochi Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  2. 2012 Olympics -- Bryan brothers digging the gold

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The brothers have done everything there is to do in their corner of the sport now that they own Olympic gold, but their journey doesn't end there.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  3. Serena Williams nearly perfect in final

    Bonnie D. Ford

    LONDON -- The Olympic women's singles final provided a double dose of something you don't see every day: namely, a championship match in which a player wins only one game and a medal ceremony in which a flag takes flight. Serena Williams continue...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  4. 2012 Olympics -- Serena Williams never let up for a second

    Bonnie D. Ford

    No matter how elevated Serena Williams' confidence was, who saw this destruction coming?

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  5. 2012 Olympics -- Roger Federer survives Juan Martin del Potro ons...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro fought and fought and fought all the way into the record books. But only the Swiss has a chance for gold.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  6. U.S. Olympic tennis team lands in London

    Bonnie D. Ford

    LONDON -- First-timers and veterans on the U.S. Olympic tennis team said they'll walk in Friday's opening ceremonies only if they're not playing the next day. They'll get their marching orders at Thursday's draw. The two naturalized U.S. citizens ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  7. 2012 Summer Olympics -- There is an urgency to Serena Williams' l...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    A singles gold medal is the last title of any stature Serena Williams doesn't have on her resume. And whether she'll admit to it or not, there's an urgency to her latest Olympic mission.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  8. Skier Bode Miller to vie for U.S. Open qualifying spot

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The U.S. Tennis Association will try to create reality-show suspense and buzz by launching a national playoff that could lead to a spot in the U.S. Open main draw.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2010
  9. 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
  10. Justine Henin can't stay away from the competition

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Months after absolutely, positively closing the door on her career, Justine Henin is back. Now, can we please stop using the "R" word?

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2009
  11. Bonnie D. Ford: Revitalized James Blake mentally, physically read...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    After hitting the proverbial wall last year, a meticulously planned offseason, a fresh outlook and inspiration from President-elect Barack Obama have James Blake ready for the Australian Open.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2009
  12. Tsonga back in the stirrups

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Fans were abuzz with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after catching a glimpse of his fiery game in Australia. Back in the saddle after a prolonged knee injury, the dynamic Frenchman started off his U.S. Open campaign cracking groundstrokes and his opponent.

    SpecialFeature | August 27, 2008
  13. Roddick, Blake hoping home Grand Slam is a quick fix

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Rafael Nadal has tackled his 2008 season with charm. The U.S.'s top players, though, have had recent moments of dejection. The final Slam of the year is a chance for all to make some noise.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 19, 2008
  14. Mixed day for Americans at Wimbledon

    Bonnie D. Ford

    It's been an average first couple of days for the Americans at Wimbledon. Lindsay Davenport and Andy Roddick won, while big-serving Mardy Fish had a day to forget.

    SpecialFeature | June 24, 2008
  15. Sign of progress for Americans in France

    Bonnie D. Ford

    It was likely to end at some point. After Robby Ginepri and the Bryan Brothers were ousted from the French Open, the Americans' stay in Paris officially ended. But after a dismal showing in 2007, there's much to look forward to.

    SpecialFeature | June 02, 2008
  16. Evert: Federer's desire has to be greater than ever to succeed

    Bonnie D. Ford

    From the re-emergence of Serena Williams to the much-maligned struggles of Roger Federer, 18-time Grand Slam winner Chris Evert -- in an exclusive interview -- shares her thoughts on the salient topics headlining this season.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2008