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  1. Infographic -- How Hilary Knight Got That Body

    Infographic: Mix a kettlebell with a medicine ball, a tennis ball and a few dumbbells. Stir in a little almond butter and simmer with some fire cupping. Hilary Knight shares her secret recipe.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  2. espnW -- Should we expect more from Maria Sharapova?

    Jim Caple

    Maria Sharapova has accomplished more than most players could ever dream, but 10 years into her career, has she underachieved?

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  3. espnW -- Influential women and moments in sports history

    In honor of Women's History Month, we highlight some of the most influential women and moments in sports history.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | February 28, 2014
  4. 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
  5. espnW -- Legendary Rivalries in Women's Sports History

    The plot only thickened after the latest chapter in the USA-Canada women's hockey rivalry, a 3-2 overtime win for Canada in the gold-medal game of the Sochi Olympics. In honor of their showdown, we look at some great rivalries in women's sports history.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  6. 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
  7. espnW -- Gigi Fernandez reflects on trailblazing career after bei...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Gigi Fernandez was a little girl on a small island with big dreams of playing tennis at a time when she had no Hispanic female athletes to look up to. Voted the 10th-most influential Hispanic sportswoman, Fernandez reflects on her trailblazing career.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  8. Flashback: Golden Graf

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    On this day in 1988, the Summer Olympics opened in Seoul, South Korea, and, for the first time since 1924, tennis would be played at the Games. A 19-year-old Steffi Graf stole the show. The West German, who already had won the Australian Open, French...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  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. Salute to Argentina's stars

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    On this day in 1816, Argentina declared its independence from Spain, creating a home country for several sports legends, including soccer superstars Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, golfer Angel Cabrera and tennis player Juan Martin del Potro. At the...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  11. 2013 Wimbledon -- Slippery courts under scrutiny

    Melissa Isaacson

    Despite several spills on the grassy courts, Wimbledon officials maintain that the courts are in the same condition as they have been year in and year out.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2013
  12. espnW -- Bo Rong excels at little-known sport of badminton

    Kate Fagan

    Badminton isn't widely played or followed in the U.S., but for China native Bo Rong, the game is her calling and may be her ticket to Rio.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  13. Helene de Pourtalčs to Claressa Shields

    Lizzie Haldane

    For the first time in history, women -- 22 to be exact -- competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, participating in tennis, sailing, croquet, equestrian and golf. Helene de Pourtales became the first woman to medal at the Olympics when she too...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  14. espnW Headliners -- Why Sloane Stephens is NEXT in women's tennis...

    Shaun Assael

    Sloane Stephens is enjoying being the new it girl of American women's tennis and has gone on a charm offensive over the past year to become the WTA's official ambassador of fun.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2012
  15. W roundtable: Where does Ryder Cup collapse rank?

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    The U.S. collapse in Sunday's Ryder Cup was significant, but where does it rank in the history of sports' memorable collapses? Our writers weigh in.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2012
  16. 2012 U.S. Open -- Serena Williams wins 15th Slam with three-set t...

    Kate Fagan

    After winning Wimbledon in July and a gold medal at the Olympics a few weeks later, Serena Williams finished her summer by capturing her fourth U.S. Open title and 15th Grand Slam event.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2012