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  1. 40th anniversary of "Battle of the Sexes"

    Pete Newmann, ESPN Stats & Info

    Focus on Sport/Getty Images The first "Battle of the Sexes" set up opportunities for other significant women-versus-men competitions, such as Billie Jean King's defeat of Bobby Riggs in 1973. On May 13, 1973 (Mother's Day), 55-year-old Bobby Rigg...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  2. Caroline Wozniacki opens with win at Family Circle

    Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki opened with a strong showing at the Family Circle, defeating Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-1, 6-1 on Wednesday for her sixth straight victory here.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  3. U.S. Open -- Court couture: Why tennis and fashion mix

    Kamakshi Tandon

    There are no style points in tennis. But the sport's individual, theatrical nature encourages players to express themselves on court through fashion.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2011
  4. Roger Federer's grace in a volatile tennis world

    Jeff MacGregor

    The grace and beauty of Roger Federer's topspin forehand is the theme running through the narrative of tennis in this volatile time of the sport's comings, goings and torch-passing.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2011
  5. Wesley Morris on Paula Creamer and the style disaster in women's ...

    Wesley Morris

    Where is the Venus Williams of the greens?

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2011
  6. Forbes says Tiger Woods still top sports celebrity on Celebrity 1...

    Tiger Woods has not finished a tournament atop the leaderboard in 18 months. Nonetheless, Forbes says the world's former No. 1 golfer remains the biggest celebrity in the sports world.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2011
  7. Michelle Wie has won twice on the LPGA Tour in the past year, inc...

    Johnette Howard

    Michelle Wie's victory at the Canadian Open just might be the start of something big. Is she finally living up to the hype? Can she save the LPGA?

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2010
  8. "Come to Win" a timeless message

    Bonnie D. Ford, ESPN.com

    "Come to Win" is an athlete-driven project based on a refreshing concept -- curiosity about what makes other people tick. Venus Williams, along with her sister Serena, has one of the all-time long-odds success stories. But rather than focusing on her...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  9. Venus Williams' book: "Come to Win"

    Bonnie D. Ford, ESPN.com

    "Come to Win" hammers home the point that successful people don't always win, but they nearly always learn something useful when they lose.

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2010
  10. About Last Night: Pictures From Friday, June 4th

    AP Photo/Tony Dejak Until he tastes victory again, Tiger has decided to settle for the taste of golf gloves. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images The Williams sisters were all excited about their really big cup until they realized they...

    Blog | June 05, 2010
  11. In awe of the Williams sisters - Rick Reilly

    Rick Reilly

    No sports story is more underreported than that of the amazing Williams sisters, and with the U.S. Open on the horizon, Rick Reilly takes a look at their amazing streak of domination.

    Story | August 19, 2009
  12. Tennis in America witnessing growth

    Greg Garber

    More than 15 years after tennis was left for dead, it has witnessed positive momentum. But while more visible, how relevant is it in the matrix of American sports?

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2009
  13. Andrews -- Sisters taking golf world by storm

    Adena Andrews

    Myah, 12, and Erica,14, are taking the golf world by storm. And wondering what the Williams sisters think of them.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2012
  14. Wimbledon -- All in the Williams family

    Sandra Harwitt

    Venus and Serena are finally healthy enough to take to the court again, and as usual, Mom, Dad and sis are right there with them.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2011
  15. Althea Gibson must be smiling over Venus, Serena

    Richard Lapchick

    The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, made more tennis history at Wiimbledon last weekend, but their successes pale next to the trailblazing done by Althea Gibson, writes Richard Lapchick.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2008
  16. Developing rivalry has plenty of potential

    Australian Open notes: The developing rivalry between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova has the potential to turn into an enduring one -- especially if they keep meeting in big matches.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2005