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  1. Venus Williams and equality change -espnW

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Why was Venus Williams the key catalyst in getting Wimbledon to finally award equal prize money to women players? She was the right player at the right time to lead the charge.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2013
  2. espnW -- Venus Williams no match for Maria Sharapova at the Austr...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    You could feel how badly the fans wanted a competitive match. But in the end, Maria Sharapova had too much game for Venus Williams.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  3. Australian Open - The day Jerzy Janowicz lost it

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Another day, another memorable tantrum. This one came courtesy of Jerzy Janowicz, who, well, basically lost his mind.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  4. espnW -- A milestone return for Venus

    Bonnie D. Ford

    In dispatching Galina Voskoboeva in an hour at the Australian Open, Venus Williams displayed the form she had before she had to live with Sjogren's syndrome, Bonnie D. Ford writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Huge opportunity for U.S. Fed Cup squad

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Mary Joe Fernandez's mantra for her U.S. Fed Cup squad is to rebuild and win at the same time. That's not an easy task, unless you have determined young players.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2010
  8. Low-key Venus Williams making noise on the court

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Remember the days of yore when Venus Williams beat up older players? Thanks to smart career planning, she is now the wily veteran who's whipping the whippersnappers.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2010
  9. U.S. Fed Cup leaning on kids again

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Despite her pledge to play the Fed Cup finale unless she was in a wheelchair, Serena Williams has bowed out. So it's up to emerging U.S. talent to come through again.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2009
  10. Breaking down the year-end championship

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Wondering what's at stake at the year-end championships in Doha, Qatar? How about the razor-thin five-point margin in the rankings that separates Serena Williams from Dinara Safina.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2009
  11. Kim Clijsters stands out amid U.S. Open turmoil

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Despite the many breakdowns that have wreaked havoc for the world's top women, Kim Clijsters very much has her act together.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2009
  12. Bonnie D. Ford: Venus Williams founders in France -- again

    Bonnie D. Ford

    In many ways, the Williams sisters feel at home in Paris. That is until they step onto the courts of Roland Garros. Just ask Venus, who was bounced in the third round on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2009
  13. As if playing Venus Williams wasn't enough for Mirza

    Bonnie D. Ford

    When Venus Williams meets Sania Mirza, it will be a showcase of two women of color who defied cultural stereotypes to go after what they wanted. But Bonnie D. Ford writes it's unclear whether Mirza will be able to continue down that obstacle-strewn path.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2008
  14. Work to be done for semifinal showdown between sisters

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The way they're playing, a Serena-Venus final would be a fitting end to the Grand Slam season. However, the public will have to settle for a semifinal showdown, assuming both Williams sisters win their next match.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2007