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  1. Big Bets

    Louisa Thomas

    Unofficially, it's called the fifth slam. Officially, it's called the BNP Paribas Open. Informally, it's called Indian Wells. If you don't get the Tennis Channel, you might not even know it exists. But it&r...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  2. Stanislas Wawrinka, Richard Gasquet, and the Big Three at the U.S...

    Louisa Thomas

    Stanislas Wawrinka attempts a disruption of the Big Three at the U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  3. On Marion Bartoli, a Perfect, Weird Wimbledon Champion

    Louisa Thomas

    The weirdest thing about this year's Wimbledon is that the tournament isn't like this more often. Yes, nine of the 10 top women's seeds lost before the semifinals. Yes, Nadal, Federer, Serena, Azarenka, Sharapova, etc. Yes, the women's winner didn't ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  4. Rafael Nadal Falls at Wimbledon to a Guy Named Steve

    Louisa Thomas

    Back when life made sense — up until a few hours ago — it was generally understood that there was a way to beat Nadal, or at least scare him, but the conditions had to be just right. It helped if he had never played you before. It helped ...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  5. An American in Paris: Serena Williams's Dominance of Maria Sharap...

    Louisa Thomas

    Up a set in the women's final at Roland Garros, at 0-1 in the second, Serena Williams hit a hard serve down the T. Maria Sharapova whaled a backhand deep into the corner, the kind of return that only one of the best returners in the game can hit, the...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  6. The Pain and the Joy of Sloane Stephens and Serena Williams

    Louisa Thomas

    It can hurt to see someone in pain. It's real, not metaphorical, and it's strange. The flash of pain across a face can signal across the space between bodies and the other mind will flash like lightning in response. A faint rumble of pain follows lik...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  7. The potential rise of Bernard Tomic at the Australian Open

    Louisa Thomas

    Can Bernard "Tomic the Tank Engine" become tennis's new wizard of Oz?

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  8. In one of women's tennis's greatest finals in years, Serena Willi...

    Louisa Thomas

    In one of the greatest women's tennis finals in years, Serena Williams overcame the mercurial no. 1 seed, Victoria Azarenka, at the U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  9. Who Is Tomas Berdych and How Did He Beat Roger Federer?

    Louisa Thomas

    If I said I'd picked Tomas Berdych to beat Roger Federer last night, I'd be lying. But the Andy Murray freak-out against Marin Cilic was actually more surprising, even if Murray handled Cilic easily in the end. Federer was having a terrible night &#8...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  10. Looking back on the career of Andy Roddick as he retires from pro...

    Louisa Thomas

    A fond farewell to American tennis's almost-golden boy.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2012
  11. Rising tennis star Sloane Stephens at the U.S. Open

    Louisa Thomas

    The making of Sloane Stephens, tennis star.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  12. Andy Murray, Roger Federer, and the oddness of Olympic tennis

    Louisa Thomas

    Andy Murray and the undeniable oddness of Olympic tennis.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  13. Thoughts on tennis, Title IX, and pride after an emotional Wimble...

    Louisa Thomas

    Thoughts on tennis, Title IX, and pride after an emotional Wimbledon weekend.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  14. Wimbledon's Golden Girl: Shvedova's Perfect Set

    Louisa Thomas

    Of all the strange events that took place during the first week of Wimbledon - right down to the theft of Rufus the hawk - the most unbelievable was Yaroslava Shvedova's flawless set against Sara Errani, the French Open finalist, on Saturday. The so-...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  15. Only in Dreams: Rosol Upsets Nadal

    Louisa Thomas

    Even if Wimbledon, as Brian Phillips proved, weren't a dream inside of a big skull, then Lukas Rosol would still be the man of my dreams, or the man in my dreams, or whatever preposition dream grammar requires. I watched his match against Rafael Nada...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  16. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and disrupting the stasis of men's tennis

    Louisa Thomas

    Can he disrupt tennis's stasis?

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2012