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  1. Too Much, Too Soon (And Too Late) For Venus Williams

    Jane McManus

    She showed flashes of her old brilliance, but the 34-year-old Venus Williams, who has been busy with doubles, dug a hole and couldn't quite escape in a third-round loss to Sara Errani at the US Open.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. espnW -- Ernests Gulbis comments at 2014 French Open about women ...

    Jane McManus

    If you can't go any bigger than that, Ernests Gulbis, it's time to go home. The Latvian's remarks about professional tennis players and motherhood were insensitive, but not even Maria Sharapova could take them seriously.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2014
  6. espnW -- Venus Williams remains an inspiration on tennis court, e...

    Jane McManus

    Her best days are behind her, but Venus Williams remains a true inspiration every time she steps onto the court.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  7. espnW -- Further evidence of Venus and Serena Williams' influence...

    Jane McManus

    It's no secret Venus and Serena Williams have changed the game of tennis. But 2014 will show further evidence of their influence on the court, as an even more diverse group of American women hits the pros.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  8. 2013 US Open -- Women's tennis elite now older and wiser

    Jane McManus

    It used to be teen queens like Martina Hingis winning Grand Slams. Not anymore. Three of the four US Open women's semifinalists are over the age of 30 due in large part to more comprehensive fitness and nutritional plans

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  9. 2013 US Open -- Venus Williams proves her mettle in marathon matc...

    Jane McManus

    Despite losing in the second-round of the US Open to China's Zheng Jie, Venus Williams proved to herself and the world that she's still a fighter after forcing a third-set tiebreaker in the more than three hour marathon match.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  10. espnW -- Venus Williams makes strong start at US Open

    Jane McManus

    Venus Williams has come back from adversity before in her career. Will the US Open provide the latest opportunity for the tennis star to prove her capacity for success?

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  11. 2013 US Open -- Serena Williams on course for another face off wi...

    Jane McManus

    Good news for tennis fans: Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka seem destined for another battle of the wills, this time in the US Open finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  12. espnW -- Serena Williams' comeback story of WTA season

    Jane McManus

    The Williams sisters seemed down and out, but 2012 proved to be a career year for Serena Williams. Her comeback was the biggest story of the year, but not the only one.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  13. 2012 U.S. Open -- Venus Williams finds strength in straight-sets ...

    Jane McManus

    Venus Williams is unseeded at this year's U.S. Open, mainly because of lack of play. In Tuesday's victory, she found the power and first serve she had been missing.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  14. Martina Hingis at U.S. Open for doubles exhibition

    Jane McManus

    Martina Hingis, retired and still just 29, is happy to resurface at Grand Slams.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2010
  15. 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
  16. Tennis still needs Venus and Serena Williams

    Jane McManus

    With retirement perhaps looming for Venus and Serena, no one seems ready to fill the game's void.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2012