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  1. espnW -- Venus Williams right player at right time to lead pay eq...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    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.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2013
  2. espnW -- Venus Williams no match for Maria Sharapova at the Austr...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    You could feel how badly the fans wanted a competitive match. But in the end, Maria Sharapova had too much game for Venus Williams.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  3. espnW -- Injured ankle is no problem as Serena Williams marches o...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    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.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  4. espnW -- Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka roll after brief scar...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    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.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2013
  5. Kim Clijsters' U.S. Open triumph highlights '09

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The 2009 tennis season presented its share of thrills, spills, fulfillment and futility. With that, we give you our 2009 WTA awards.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2009
  6. Justine Henin can't stay away from the competition

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Months after absolutely, positively closing the door on her career, Justine Henin is back. Now, can we please stop using the "R" word?

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2009
  7. For some women, retirement isn't the end

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Burnout, babies and bum body parts can be career-ending developments for some WTA Tour players. But many women are finding that retirement is more a phase than a final bow.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2009
  8. Bonnie D. Ford: Burning questions with Larry Scott

    Bonnie D. Ford

    There's a perception Larry Scott is leaving while the going is good. But not everyone sought his vision and efforts to merge the ATP and WTA Tours, and that might have ultimately led to his departure.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2009
  9. Bonnie D. Ford: Shahar Peer injustice an enormous setback

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The Dubai government officials, WTA and players failed to safeguard Shahar Peer. Their injustices collectively work to undermine sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2009
  10. Tours must be creative with cost management during economic insta...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    While tennis may have some insulation from the current financial crisis because of a diverse portfolio extending over multiple continents, the tours are fully cognizant that appearance fees, title sponsors and attendance all may feel the effects of the market chaos.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2008
  11. Davenport has carte blanche in 2008

    Bonnie D. Ford

    She didn't see herself playing again after announcing in December 2006 that she was pregnant. A little more than a year later, American Lindsay Davenport has earned the right to play any event in 2008. Bonnie D. Ford explains.

    SpecialFeature | January 02, 2008
  12. Israel's top players on the brink of another kind of breakthrough...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    It's been a great year for Israeli players, from Shahar Peer to the doubles team of Erlich and Ram, and a Davis Cup win. 2008 could bring another breakthrough as Israeli players weigh whether to compete in Muslim countries.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2007
  13. Better late than never for Vanderbilt grad Ditty

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Players on the WTA Tour who are approaching 30 tend to be nearing the end of their careers. But American Julie Ditty, who will turn 29 in January, thinks she has yet to play her best tennis, writes Bonnie D. Ford.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2007
  14. Better late than never for Vanderbilt grad Ditty

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Players on the WTA Tour who are approaching 30 tend to be nearing the end of their careers. But American Julie Ditty, who will turn 29 in January, thinks she has yet to play her best tennis, writes Bonnie D. Ford.

    SpecialFeature | November 06, 2007