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  1. Serena Williams having trouble backing up boasts

    Peter Bodo,

    Just a few days ago in Rome, Serena Williams told us that she's the best player in the world. We all know who the real No. 1 is, Williams said, before playing just her second match on clay this year. Quite frankly, she said, I'm the best in the world...

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2009
  2. Three reasons Venus will win

    Peter Bodo,

    It's time to lay to rest the idea that Venus and Serena Williams are either unable or unwilling to produce a no-holds-barred, drag-out-every-cliché barn burner of a match when they play each other. For one thing, they're no longer laboring wit...

    Blog | Conversation | July 04, 2008
  3. Brevity is the soul of wit

    Peter Bodo,

    I know y'all are members of SportsNation, and prefer a backwards baseball cap to a handsome fedora and Buffalo wings (I'll take the four-alarm sauce, please!) to a nice Snail Turd Risotto. Still, I assume that most of you have heard of William Shakes...

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2008
  4. Better late than never

    Peter Bodo,

    Well, unless somebody snuck a gift-wrapped Oscar statuette under Serena Williams' tree, or stuffed a Wimbledon trophy into Justine Henin's stocking, we know which female tennis pro got the best Christmas present of all this year: Evonne Goolagong Caw...

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2007
  5. Welcome back, Lindsay

    Peter Bodo,

    While drifting around the National Tennis Center over the final weekend of the U.S. Open, I paused by the fountains and Jumbotron to watch part of a classic flashback match: the 2000 final between Lindsay Davenport and Venus Williams. I was struck ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 11, 2007
  6. Serena, Nadal going forward

    Peter Bodo,

    NEW YORK -- The first question put to Serena Williams in her press conference was a polite request asking whether she could explain what "went wrong" in that surprisingly routine loss to Justine Henin last night. Her reply: "No, I can't. I'm sorry. ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 05, 2007
  7. Few, if any, obstacles for Henin

    Peter Bodo,

    Wimbledon will cough up a number of compelling stories on the women's side next week. In some ways, this is shaping up as Venus Williams' last stand; she's been in five finals, and has won the title three times, but she's tailing off conspicuously, a...

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2007
  8. Serena caught flat-footed

    Peter Bodo,

    Serena Williams's loss to Justine Henin in a downright lousy match (6-4,6-3) at Roland Garros yesterday was, first and foremost, a reality check. And Serena reacted to it the way most of us would: She went into a mild form of shock, bewildered by the...

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2007
  9. Serena set for second Slam?

    Peter Bodo,

    Serena Williams suffered a surprising loss last week to Patty Schnyder in one of the final, critical warm-up events for the French Open. Uh-oh. We remember what happened the last time Serena suffered a similar fate on the eve of a major: It was rough...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2007
  10. Williams sisters rivalry fading

    Peter Bodo,

    It seems like just yesterday that potential match-ups between Venus and Serena Williams were the ultimate nightmare scenario for just about all involved: The sisters had to be dragged on court like stubborn mules to play each other, and the fans didn...

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2007
  11. A force of nature

    Peter Bodo,

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- When Venus and Serena Williams first began to win tennis matches on the pro tour, they instantly became one of the great sports stories of our era; I'll spare you the biographical details, because you'd have to have been livin...

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2007
  12. Semis taste sweet to Serena

    Peter Bodo,

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- The biggest story thus far at the Australian Open has been Serena Williams and, yes, I do know that you could take that any number of ways. There's no doubt that the WTA's diva supreme is overweight, and in a way that makes it...

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2007
  13. Evolution of court speed

    Peter Bodo,

    There are all kinds of percolating issues on the eve of the Australian Open, although one of the bigger ones went away yesterday when Venus Williams formally withdrew from the tournament because of lingering problems with her right wrist. But the thi...

    Blog | Conversation | January 11, 2007