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  1. CiCi Bellis Has No Plans To Sit Still After US Open Loss

    Melissa Isaacson

    She became the talk of the tournament after her first-round upset, and now 15-year-old CiCi Bellis will go back to taking on players her own age in the juniors with more confidence and hunger than ever before.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  2. No Doubles Trouble For Serena Williams, Comparatively Speaking

    Melissa Isaacson

    Serena Williams is "two" good as she breezes by Vania King in singles and then teams with Venus for the first time since the Wimbledon default and survives a three-set challenge.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  3. Ana Ivanovic Plans To 'Reassess' After Another Disappointing Slam...

    Jane McManus

    After losing to Karolina Pliskova on Thursday in the US Open's second round and failing to bring her A-game to the majors this year, Ana Ivanovic may have to go to a Plan B next season.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  4. Venus Williams Enthused To 'Live To Fight Another Day'

    Melissa Isaacson

    Venus Williams is serving heat at more than 110 mph and is into the third round of the US Open for the first time since 2010. Is she posed to make a run? Absolutely. Just don't tell her she has to give up her doubles game to do it.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  5. Why Women Can Serve A Tennis Ball Faster Than Ever Before

    Johnette Howard

    Think it's racket technology or faster playing surfaces? The actual answer, many experts believe, comes from within the players themselves.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  6. A Word of Advice For CiCi Bellis, From Someone Who Has Been There...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Mary Joe Fernandez, the youngest player to ever win a US Open match, says tuning out the outside world is the key to turning one big-time win into more.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  7. No Fun And No Run For Sloane Stephens At US Open

    Melissa Isaacson

    The slump for promising American Sloane Stephens continues in New York with a second-round loss to Johanna Larsson.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  8. Agnieszka Radwanska Hits Another Roadblock In New York

    Jane McManus

    It's another early exit at the US Open for fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, who was upset in the second round by Peng Shuai.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  9. Dominant Serena Williams Shows Taylor Townsend How It's Done

    Johnette Howard

    Taylor Townsend ran into her idol Serena Williams in the first round of the US Open, but the promising American walked off Arthur Ashe Stadium optimistic about her game.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  10. Next American star in women's tennis? Take your pick

    Jane McManus

    There are a number of candidates who will be competing long after Venus and Serena Williams hang up their tennis shoes, as evidenced by the number of American women making it past the US Open first round.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  11. Meet CiCi Bellis, the teen who pulled off US Open's first stunner...

    Melissa Isaacson

    First things first, she was born in 1999 and is 15. Beyond that, the Californian likes Urban Outfitters and rowdy fans, and according to her coach, she has an abnormal presence on the court.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  12. The Williams Sisters Changed Tennis for the Better; Give Them Cre...

    Jane McManus

    In which Jane McManus says it's time to get beyond the criticism and give Venus and Serena Williams the credit they're due for changing tennis.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  13. With gritted teeth, Victoria Azarenka advances to second round

    Jane McManus

    Nothing has been easy this year for two-time US Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka. Her first-round match at the US Open was no different.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  14. Google Remembers Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson

    Adena Andrews

    When you watch Sloane Stephens and Serena Williams pop fastballs over the net this U.S. Open, take a moment to think about those who made it possible for them to be awesome. Google did. Tennis pioneer Althea Gibson was honored with her own G...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  15. Match For The Aged: Venus Williams Tops Kimiko Date-Krumm At Open...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The 34-year-old Venus Williams beat the 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm in the first round at the US Open, in a match for the aged.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  16. Why Simona Halep And Other Top Seeds Are In Tight Spot At US Open...

    Jane McManus

    Second-seeded Simona Halep needed three sets to win her first-round match at the US Open. Ditto for Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams and Andrea Petkovic. Sometimes the early pressure is the most intense pressure.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014