Why was Venus Williams the key catalyst in getting Wimbledon to finally award equal prize money to women players? She was the right player at the right time to lead the charge.
Sloane Stevens, two months shy of her 20th birthday, appeared as stunned as anyone in the moments after upsetting third-seeded Serena Williams, who hadn't lost a match since late August.
Don't hand over the winner's trophy to Serena Williams or Maria Sharapova just yet. Not the way Agnieszka Radwanska is thumping her foes.
You could feel how badly the fans wanted a competitive match. But in the end, Maria Sharapova had too much game for Venus Williams.
Serena Williams showed no ill effects of the ankle injury she had suffered two days earlier. In fact, she appeared increasingly mobile as the match progressed, despite the stifling heat.
Another day, another memorable tantrum. This one came courtesy of Jerzy Janowicz, who, well, basically lost his mind.
Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka stumbled briefly, but recovered and rolled against Monica Niculescu. Time will tell if Serena Williams recovers fully from a rolled ankle suffered in her 6-0, 6-0 win.
In dispatching Galina Voskoboeva in an hour at the Australian Open, Venus Williams displayed the form she had before she had to live with Sjogren's syndrome, Bonnie D. Ford writes.
There have been some years in which Serena Williams was a walking question mark coming into the Australian Open. This isn't one of them. Bonnie D. Ford talks to the experts on what to expect from the star in 2013.
No matter how elevated Serena Williams' confidence was, who saw this destruction coming?
Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro fought and fought and fought all the way into the record books. But only the Swiss has a chance for gold.
A singles gold medal is the last title of any stature Serena Williams doesn't have on her resume. And whether she'll admit to it or not, there's an urgency to her latest Olympic mission.
Don't expect for one moment that Samantha Stosur, the game's anti-diva, will crack versus Serena Williams at the French Open.
Mary Joe Fernandez's mantra for her U.S. Fed Cup squad is to rebuild and win at the same time. That's not an easy task, unless you have determined young players.
Remember the days of yore when Venus Williams beat up older players? Thanks to smart career planning, she is now the wily veteran who's whipping the whippersnappers.
The 2009 tennis season presented its share of thrills, spills, fulfillment and futility. With that, we give you our 2009 WTA awards.