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  1. Common thread for Djokovic, Kvitova

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic is a great tennis champion, but merely the latest in a long line of people to learn the hard way that it's always darkest before dawn. There Djokovic was, midway through the fifth set in the Wimbledon final, swinging the stringed s...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. Venus Williams back in the spotlight

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer finally restored order to men's tennis after a wild 10-day shootout in the California desert, while the women left Indian Wells in a more chaotic state than when they arrived. But there will be a new sheriff in town i...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  3. Tennis - Potentially hazardous matches for seeds

    Peter Bodo

    Here are the dark horses (hello, two-time champ Venus Williams) who could wreak havoc.

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2012
  4. A revitalized Serena looks to the Olympics

    Peter Bodo

    This weekend, Serena Williams upped her 2012 record to 34-3 and has won 28 of her past 29 matches. A source of inspiration for her newfound dominance could well be the chance to win Olympic gold in London, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  5. Here's why Venus wants to win so badly

    Peter Bodo

    The hip injury at the first Grand Slam event of 2011 was a setback, and it only got worse from there for Venus Williams. There was the abdominal thing at the French Open, and then Venus learned she had an autoimmune disease called Sjogren's synd...

    Blog | March 25, 2012
  6. Tennis - Here's why Venus Williams wants to win so badly at the S...

    Peter Bodo

    Venus Williams may not have her heart set on another Miami title, but there's a good reason she needs to keep winning.

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2012
  7. Tennis - Christina McHale shows off rapidly improving game

    Peter Bodo

    The Williams sisters were, of course, the household names, but Christina McHale showed the U.S. tennis brass she's ready to be a star with her stellar Fed Cup performance.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  8. Don't get hopes too high on Venus Williams

    Peter Bodo

    On the face of it, this weekend's U.S.-Belarus Fed Cup tie in Worcester, Mass. seems like a strictly minor league event in a town whose major sporting teams are the Tornadoes (baseball), the Sharks (hockey) and the New England Surge, an indoor f...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  9. Tennis - Don't get hopes too high on Venus Williams

    Peter Bodo

    On the surface, the U.S.'s Fed Cup tie is no big deal. (It's not even the main draw, mind you.) But then again, Venus and Serena Williams are playing, so ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2012
  10. Swan song for Venus Williams?

    Peter Bodo

    All of the great houses ultimately collapse, whether it's the Borgia's or the Kennedy's, the Medici's or the Romanov's. Thus, the house of Williams is destined to collapse one day, and it may be sooner than we expect, partly ...

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  11. 2010 Wimbledon: In the wake of the French Open, what can tennis d...

    Peter Bodo

    As we hurtle toward Wimbledon so soon after the French Open, you have to wonder: What could Wimbledon do for an encore, after those exceptional performances in Paris by Francesca Schiavone and Rafael Nadal? A rematch of the epic Battle of the Centur...

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  12. Fed Cup: Venus Williams and Serena Williams won't level with U.S....

    Peter Bodo

    It's time to call B.S. on Venus and Serena Williams when it comes to Fed Cup, an event they profess to love but consistently stiff in a way that's so transparent that I wonder how Mary Jo Fernandez, our Fed Cup captain, can face the rest of the women...

    Blog | Conversation | April 23, 2010
  13. Venus must bring the heat versus Clijsters

    Peter Bodo

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- After Venus Williams hammered Marion Bartoli out of the Sony Ericsson Open semifinals, she told the media: "I just like to think of myself as a big-point player. So when the stakes get a little higher, it feels good to be able t...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  14. Not your garden-variety match from Venus

    Peter Bodo

    She'll be 30 years old come June, and she hasn't won a Grand Slam title since she bagged Wimbledon in 2008. She hasn't won a major other than Wimbledon since 2001. But Venus Williams is a great player, and great players usually have a ...

    Blog | March 02, 2010
  15. Forget Fed Cup? Careful who you tell it to

    Peter Bodo

    The first round of Fed Cup starts Saturday, and you can almost hear the collective groan going up in some places. Who cares about Fed Cup, right? Well, obviously Venus and Serena Williams don't care much about the event -- at least not any more. But...

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2010
  16. Murray, Jankovic determined to bounce back

    Peter Bodo

    Wimbledon is a mythic tournament, the place where titans like Roger Federer, Venus Williams, Pete Sampras, Martina Navratilova, et al. create legacies and write their names large in the annals of glory. But sometimes Wimbledon is nothing less than a ...

    Blog | August 17, 2009