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  1. Clay intrigue for women, not for men

    Peter Bodo

    The clay-court swing is officially underway, the first blow struck by Andrea Petkovic of Germany, who won on the green clay of Charleston last Sunday. There are WTA events underway this week in Katowice, Poland, and Bogota, Colombia, where top se...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  2. In Roger Federer we trust

    Peter Bodo

    Guess who has emerged as the one person upon whom you can rely as a desert storm ravages the ATP and WTA pecking order heading into the final weekend of the first Masters 1000 of the year, Indian Wells? Roger Federer. Many of you know that the ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  3. Serena still Serena; Federer still Federer

    Peter Bodo

    We could be wise and resist reading too much into the first week of ATP and WTA tour play for 2014, but what fun would that be? Besides, since the offseason in tennis is short, we can expect the players to be in pretty good fighting trim for the s...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  4. Naughty or nice? Santa's gifts to the players

    Peter Bodo

    Santa is making his rounds again in this space, with gifts for ATP and WTA pros great and small. So let's take a sneak peek into that overloaded sleigh: Rafael Nadal: A pair of tennis shoes that are actually the right size. You've all heard or rea...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  5. Our 2013 Duds of the Year

    Peter Bodo

    This wasn't a very good year for the crowd that hands out year-end awards. The male Player of the Year and the Comeback Player of the Year were one and the same guy: Rafael Nadal. On the WTA side, Serena Williams dominated even more thoroughly than N...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Fall tennis gets the Heisman -- again

    Peter Bodo

    One of the more persistent criticisms of tennis is that the game has no real offseason, but the lengthy calendar doesn't really stop tennis from going over a cliff in the fall -- loaded ATP and WTA schedule or not. In just the past few days, WTA N...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  8. And the race for No. 1 is on

    Peter Bodo

    While most of the world has been obsessing about Rafael Nadal's left knee, the WTA has put together a pretty attention-worthy little story of its own -- the battle for the No. 1 ranking, which is up for grabs this week in Doha, Qatar. Three wom...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  9. The race for the top in the WTA - tennis

    Peter Bodo

    While the tennis world has been obsessing over Rafael Nadal's knee, the WTA has a pretty good race for No. 1 going in Qatar this weekend, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  10. Djokovic and cohorts going nowhere

    Peter Bodo

    The first Grand Slam of the year is over, and the message seems pretty clear: It could be a long, long year for the line of contenders stacked up behind the ATP big four, while the tripod on which the WTA Tour is balanced, consisting of Victoria Azar...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  11. Australian Open - Novak Djokovic and cohorts going nowhere

    Peter Bodo

    Some things never change, or so it seems. With the top four men's seeds reaching the Aussie semis, it's going to be a long year for the contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  12. Serena Williams is at another level

    Peter Bodo

    Judging from her start in Brisbane, Serena Williams looks to begin her 2013 season just like she ended 2012, dominating the WTA Tour, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  13. Robson and Janowicz made people notice

    Peter Bodo

    Choosing the "rookie" or "newcomer" of the year in tennis is a dodgy business because both WTA and ATP pros test the pro waters at very early ages thanks to things such as wild cards, cradle-to-grave professionalism and a the tradition that brings Op...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  14. Robson and Janowicz made people notice

    Peter Bodo

    Laura Robson and Jerzy Janowicz made huge jumps in the rankings, and with contrasting styles, they're both poised to make a lot noise for many years to come, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  15. Serena Williams the real No. 1 player

    Peter Bodo

    For the third year in a row, the WTA year-end No. 1 ranking deserves a giant asterisk. In 2010 and 2011, Caroline Wozniacki, who has refined the concept of the "one-Slam wonder" into the "no-slam wonder," was the mathematical and statistical No. 1 a...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  16. Tennis - Serena Williams the real No. 1 player

    Peter Bodo

    Who hacked the rankings system anyway? After all, we all know Serena Williams is the true world No. 1 player.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2012