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  1. Venus Williams and equality change -espnW

    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. French Open: No doubting Samantha Stosur anymore

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Don't expect for one moment that Samantha Stosur, the game's anti-diva, will crack versus Serena Williams at the French Open.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2010
  6. 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
  7. Breaking down the year-end championship

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Wondering what's at stake at the year-end championships in Doha, Qatar? How about the razor-thin five-point margin in the rankings that separates Serena Williams from Dinara Safina.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2009
  8. More punishment to come for new No. 1 Serena Williams?

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Serena Williams has officially assumed the world No. 1 ranking again. But her rightful ascendance in the rankings might very well be blunted by further sanctions stemming from Williams' U.S. Open outburst.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2009
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Dinara Safina's rise was just a matter of time

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Dinara Safina has spent an athletic lifetime escaping the shadows cast by others, and never as quickly as her critics demand. As Safina says herself: "Doesn't matter, fast or slow," because she's playing like a No. 1 now.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2009
  12. Bonnie D. Ford: Q&A with Chris Evert

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Does Roger Federer need to hit the gym? And why is the WTA desperate for Maria Sharapova to return? Bonnie D. Ford sits down with Chris Evert to answer these queries.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2009
  13. Bonnie D. Ford: Glaring gap from Justine Henin's retirement remai...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Wanted: A WTA player capable of a compelling rivalry, jugular instinct and holding the No. 1 ranking. After Justine Henin's retirement a year ago, the search continues.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2009
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Bonnie D. Ford: Justine Henin's retirement puts crimp in WTA hier...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    If Jelena Jankovic and the Williams sisters failed to win ESPN.com's WTA player of the year award, then who did? After hours of waffling and beating her head, Bonnie D. Ford is, well, still waffling.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2008