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  1. espnW -- Venus Williams back at Wimbledon, scene of her greatest ...

    Jane McManus

    Venus Williams won five Wimbledon singles titles between 2000 and 2008. Can the 34-year-old American summon any of her old magic on the green grass this year?

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  2. espnW -- Serena Williams runs away with WTA year-end awards

    Jane McManus

    We can say it enough: What Serena Williams did in 2013 defied all odds -- even by her own standards.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  3. 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
  4. US Open - Novak Djokovic wins point of the tournament

    Jane McManus

    Novak Djokovic lost the match, but he brought the crowd to its feet with an incredible rally.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  5. 2013 US Open -- American wildcard Alison Riske sees US Open run e...

    Jane McManus

    Alison Riske, ranked 81st coming into the Open, should approach the top 60 from these results. That will open the door to enter several tournaments without having to play qualifiers.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2013
  6. US Open - James Blake's dream became reality

    Jane McManus

    James Blake's career won't go down in the history books, but he has a lot to be proud of.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  7. 2013 US Open -- Victoria Duval surprises, upsets Sam Stosur in fi...

    Jane McManus

    Victoria Duval's path to tennis hasn't been an easy one. But after her big upset of Sam Stosur in the first round of the US Open on Tuesday, she is a breath of fresh air in a sport that needs idols.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  8. 2013 Australian Open -- No. 1 seed Victoria Azarenka could see Se...

    Jane McManus

    Victoria Azarenka is ready to defend her 2012 Australian Open title when the tournament gets under way in Melbourne on Monday. The Belarusian is the No. 1-ranked player in the world and top seed. If healthy, she should have a clear path to the semis.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2013
  9. 2012 U.S. Open -- Victoria Azarenka a true test for Serena Willia...

    Jane McManus

    No. 1 Victoria Azarenka was extended to three sets in her previous two matches, including Friday's semifinal. Serena Williams, her final opponent, has lost just 19 games the entire tournament.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  10. espnW -- Tennis pros lean on partners

    Jane McManus

    In pro tennis, having a supportive life partner can be key to achieving success -- and maintaining sanity -- on tour.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  11. 2012 U.S. Open -- No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska labors, loses to Robe...

    Jane McManus

    It was apparent early in the match that this won't be the year Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska endears herself to the American audience. Instead, there will be an all-Italian quarterfinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2012
  12. 2012 U.S. Open -- Andy Roddick extends career with thrashing of B...

    Jane McManus

    The stage belonged to Andy Roddick, who played like a younger version of himself and extended his career for at least one more match, much to the delight of the fans packing the stadium.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  13. U.S. Open -- Kim Clijsters' final tournament starts with easy vic...

    Jane McManus

    Three-time Open winner Kim Clijsters says the second act of her career will be her last. The 29-year-old Belgian, who returned to tennis in 2009, will retire for good after the tournament.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  14. 2012 U.S. Open -- Is debate about sets played or good tennis?

    Jane McManus

    Debate about whether women deserve equal pay at Grand Slam tournaments continues. But is it really about how many sets they play or good tennis?

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2012
  15. Taking the tough road to the U.S. Open

    Jane McManus

    Trying to reach the main draw of the U.S. Open is a long haul if you're one of the 128 hopefuls in the qualifying tournament.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2011
  16. American tennis favorite James Blake loses in U.S. Open tuneup ma...

    Jane McManus

    The Pilot Pen lost a big draw Wednesday when American favorite James Blake, now ranked No. 111, lost to Alexandr Dolgopolov in an hour and three minutes, 6-4, 6-2.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2010