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  1. The anticlimactic year-end champs

    Peter Bodo

    I mean this with no disrespect to the good people of Istanbul or those who will enjoy attending the WTA Championships there in a few weeks' time. For the past two years, the tournament has been a success in terms of organization, attendance and a com...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  2. How long can Woz hang on to the top spot?

    Peter Bodo

    Talk about art imitating life. Ana Ivanovic won the Bali Tournament of Champions, which by design is the Tournament of Also-Rans (tournament winners who were not among the elite right to qualify for the recently completed WTA Championships). Isn&#039...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  3. Petra Kvitova never ran from a challenge

    Peter Bodo

    Although there's still one event left on the WTA calendar (the Bali Tournament of Also Rans, er, "Champions"), the top women are done for the year now that the WTA Tour Championships is over. The women's tennis pros mustered a rousing endi...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  4. Tennis - Petra Kvitova never ran from a challenge

    Peter Bodo

    Petra Kvitova seized the moment and completed her stellar season in Istanbul. But just as impressive was her ability to survive lapses with no loss of composure.

    Blog | Conversation | October 31, 2011
  5. Why the WTA should thank its lucky stars

    Peter Bodo

    The WTA took a big risk by throwing in with the nation of Turkey as the host for its (ongoing) year-end WTA Championships until the year 2013. In a not-unrelated development, it also took an enormous payout (reportedly, $42 million for three years) f...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  6. Tennis - Why the WTA should thank its lucky stars the year-enders...

    Peter Bodo

    Kind of confounding that Turkey shelled out all that dough to bring the WTA Championships to Istanbul -- unless you take a good, hard look at the country's big-picture agenda.

    Blog | Conversation | October 27, 2011
  7. Resolutions for the players

    Peter Bodo

    Well, it's that time of year again. Herewith, the New Year's resolutions of a variety of WTA and ATP pros: Rafael Nadal: Win the ATP World Tour championships in 2011, to fill the only blank on the résumé. Tzvetana Pironkova: I&#...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  8. Bright future for Caroline Wozniacki?

    Peter Bodo

    Caroline Wozniacki failed her first major test as the newly crowned WTA No. 1 at the WTA Tour Championships in Doha on Sunday, falling to Kim Clijsters -- a mom who plays part-time, and who even at the peak of her powers was more prone to disappoint ...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  9. Year-end title critical for Safina -- and her reputation

    Peter Bodo

    With the season-ending championships coming up, let's look at what the stakes are for each of the eight qualifiers who have convened in Doha, Qatar, to hold a tug-of-war for the WTA Sony Ericsson Championships title -- theoretically, the most im...

    Blog | October 23, 2009