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  1. Tennis: The importance of Serena Williams

    Joel Drucker

    The Williams sisters' decision to boycott Indian Wells now dates back a full decade. But Serena's most recent health scare reminds us that there are far more pressing concerns.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2011
  2. U.S. Open: 2010 tournament is an occasion for anniversaries

    Joel Drucker

    It's the start of a new decade, which means we should be able to expect -- for reasons that no one can quite explain -- the inevitable triggering of another historic U.S. Open occasion.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2010
  3. 2010 French Open: Nine Americans who will always have Paris

    Joel Drucker

    Americans aren't known for their facility on clay, but a handful of U.S. men and women left indelible marks in the Grand Slam record books and the soft courts of Roland Garros.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  4. Top 5 women's matches of the decade

    Joel Drucker

    From the memorable 2005 Wimbledon clash between Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport to the comeback kid, Jennifer Capriati, winning an epic final Down Under, we reveal our top 5 women's matches of the decade.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2009
  5. Owen Davidson, Fred Stolle, Roy Emerson, Mark Woodforde speak on ...

    Joel Drucker

    How much of a disgrace was Serena Williams' U.S. Open tirade? And is Andy Murray destined never to win a Slam? Four Aussie legends, who aren't afraid to speak the truth, weigh in.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2009
  6. Joel Drucker: The story behind the Williamses and Indian Wells

    Joel Drucker

    Richard Williams says it was the moment that Indian Wells disgraced America. But what really happened on those contentious days in 2001?

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2009
  7. Joel Drucker: Top 10 matches of 2008

    Joel Drucker

    So what's all this negative rhetoric and scuttlebutt that the Williams sisters' head-to-head encounters are fixed? If you believe that, clearly you were snoozing this past season.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2008
  8. Against all odds, Williams sisters have dominated tennis for year...

    Joel Drucker

    From urban blight to the brightest sibling stars of our time, the Williams sisters redefined tennis. But it was the rise of Roger Federer that exemplifies the current decade of Open era tennis, writes Joel Drucker.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  9. Roddick must overcoming recent shortcomings and injuries

    Joel Drucker

    While Andy Roddick and James Blake must ratchet up their games to pass the U.S. crucible, the Williams sisters have an opportunity to shine.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2008
  10. Strong finish for Sharapova; stronger return by Davenport

    Joel Drucker

    2007 saw the resurgence of the Williams sisters, Justine Henin's second straight finish at No. 1 and two startling retirements. Joel Drucker looks back at the most notable moments of the past 12 months on the WTA Tour.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2007
  11. Williams' calling couldn't come at a better time

    Joel Drucker

    Gambling, a fine for not trying hard enough, a positive drug test and now an investigation into a possible poisoning of a player. If ever there was a time when tennis needs an uplifting story, it's now. And Venus Williams delivered, writes Joel Drucker.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2007
  12. Williams' calling couldn't come at a better time

    Joel Drucker

    Gambling, a fine for not trying hard enough, a positive drug test and now an investigation into a possible poisoning of a player. If ever there was a time when tennis needs an uplifting story, it's now. And Venus Williams delivered, writes Joel Drucker.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2007
  13. New approach needed for player development?

    Joel Drucker

    Save for the Williams sisters, the United States has endured somewhat of a drought, especially in Grand Slams. Is it time to take a slightly different approach to developing players who will be able to compete with the growing international powers in the

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2007
  14. Boys and girls of summer commence U.S. Open Series

    Joel Drucker

    After struggling overseas, the U.S. Open Series is the time of year for Americans to get excited and for some, salvage a poor 2007 season.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2007
  15. What went wrong with Indian Wells?

    Joel Drucker

    Geographic sprawl, injuries and personal desires make it repeatedly unlikely that the top women will gather in the same place. The Pacific Life Open is a perfect example, Joel Drucker writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2007
  16. Clijsters' win gives hope to others

    Joel Drucker

    Kim Clijsters, if not exactly busting the door down to the Williams stronghold, has at least jammed a foot into it.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2002