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  1. Will Victoria Azarenka wake up from her nightmare at the US Open?...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Since falling to Serena Williams in last year's US Open final, former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka has battled injuries and uneven play. No wonder she's a little ornery.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  2. espnw -- Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber for Bank of the W...

    Melissa Isaacson

    So dramatic and scary was Serena Williams' exit from the Wimbledon doubles tournament last month that it was fair to wonder how she would respond at Stanford this week. She answered with her fourth WTA tour title of the season.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2014
  3. espnW -- 10 questions for Serena Williams following Wimbledon dou...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Ball's in your court, Serena Williams. Before the world No. 1 takes the court next week for the first time since her bizarre withdrawal from a Wimbledon doubles match, we have 10 questions we need answered.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  4. espnW -- Young talent, Serena Williams questions shake things up ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The time is now for Petra Kvitova, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep. And they know it. With Serena Williams' mysterious slip, the rising stars have battled their way into Grand Slam finals and made the sport all the more compelling.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2014
  5. espnW -- Eugenie Bouchard rolls at Wimbledon, set to face Simona ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Named for a princess, Eugenie Bouchard took another step toward her first major crown by reaching her third straight Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon, where she'll face third-seeded Simona Halep.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  6. espnW -- Martina Navratilova critical of Serena Williams' Wimbled...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Everyone seems to still have questions about Serena Williams' doubles default at Wimbledon, but nine-time champion Martina Navratilova may have the most pressing one yet: Why on earth was Serena on the court at all?

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  7. espnW -- Strange, sad exit for Serena Williams at Wimbledon

    Melissa Isaacson

    We may never know the true story behind Serena Williams' withdrawal from her doubles match at Wimbledon, but this much is clear: As she approaches 33, she's more vulnerable on the court than ever.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014
  8. espnW -- Last American woman standing Madison Keys withdraws

    Melissa Isaacson

    It was already a tough existence for the American women, but when Madison Keys withdrew, it meant not a single Yank would be around for the fourth round, writes Melissa Isaacson.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  9. espnW -- Top-seeded Serena Williams stunned by France's Alize Cor...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Saturday's loss to Alize Cornet marks the worst three-Slam sequence of Serena Williams' career after fourth-round, second-round and third-round exits in the Australian Open, French Open and now Wimbledon.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2014
  10. espnW -- Venus Williams reflects on promising loss to Petra Kvito...

    Melissa Isaacson

    She looked as good as she has in years in her third-round loss at Wimbledon to Petra Kvitova. So Venus Williams silenced the retirement talk before continuing her pursuit of a doubles title with Serena.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2014
  11. espnW -- Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova make quick work of firs...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are on a collision course for the Wimbledon quarterfinals, and both women -- who insist they are neither counting on their credentials nor looking ahead -- made quick work of their first-round opponents.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  12. espnW -- Venus Williams wins first-round match at Wimbledon; five...

    Melissa Isaacson

    After battling to a three-set win in the first round at Wimbledon, five-time champion Venus Williams insisted she's not looking for any sympathy.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  13. espnW -- Sloane Stephens slips in first round at Wimbledon, but s...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Sloane Stephens was more philosophical than heartbroken after her first-round Wimbledon loss to 109th-ranked Maria Kirilenko ended her streak of fourth-round appearances in majors at six.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  14. espnW -- Serena Williams not a lock at Wimbledon, while Madison K...

    Melissa Isaacson

    If the past is any indication, the one thing to count on in the women's draw is that something weird will happen at Wimbledon this fortnight.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2014
  15. espnW -- Can Serena Williams rebound at 2014 Wimbledon

    Melissa Isaacson

    As Serena Williams tries to bounce back at Wimbledon following two straight subpar major tournaments, could it be that the best player of her generation is finally starting to slip a little?

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  16. espnW -- Ana Ivanovic, 2008 French Open champion, recaptures magi...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Ana Ivanovic put too much pressure on herself after winning the 2008 French Open, but she's aiming for the top 10 again with a new coaching team and a fresh approach.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2014