Sloane Stephens, Jaime Hapton and Madison Keys are using their big serves to narrow the gap between them and the Williams sisters in American women's tennis, Kamakshi Tandon writes.
The Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova have had their share of setbacks. But now it's their turn to inflict the hurt in Paris.
The bad news is the recent American prodigies have melted under the spotlight. But there is some good news: lower expectations.
After a day of upsets, the focus is squarely on one player. Can Maria Sharapova handle it?
Playing in the shadow of the Williams sisters is fine with Maria Sharapova -- as long as she wins.
Don't tell the Williams sisters to ease into their respective comebacks. They're ready to win, and there's nothing to suggest they won't.
The Williams sisters might be the odds-on favorites to muscle their way to another Wimbledon title, but they'll face plenty of thorny foes. We handicap the women's contenders.
Although Ana Ivanovic has some spring in her step and Vera Zvonareva is sprouting with confidence, is it the Williams sisters who will stand heads above the rest at the Sony Ericsson Open?
Ana Ivanovic attempts to get back on track, while Maria Sharapova is just trying to find her way onto the court.