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  1. Navratilova just part of coaching carousel

    Peter Bodo

    So you rose from No. 11 in the world in January to No. 3 in the WTA rankings by the end of the year, and along the way, you made a Grand Slam final in Paris. What do you do? If you're Simona Halep, you fire your coach. So you made the semifinal...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  2. Bouchard's stellar, saga-laden season

    Peter Bodo

    It's hard to pick anyone but Eugenie Bouchard as the most improved player, WTA division, for 2014. But if you were to award her a plaque to commemorate her breakout year, it might come with a warning label: Overexposure may be hazardous to your healt...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  3. How much does Cincinnati matter?

    Peter Bodo

    The promoters of the Cincinnati Masters are going to be hard put to top the show the ATP and WTA put on in Toronto and Montreal, respectively, last week during the Canadian Open. Each tournament was like a jack-in-the-box; you just never knew when a ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  4. Bouchard, Raonic aiming for Rogers double

    Peter Bodo

    Tennis will stage its own "Game of Thrones" this week in Montreal and Toronto, the equal-opportunity cities where the WTA and ATP alternate staging their simultaneous versions of the Rogers Cup -- or the Canadian Open. In recent months, Milos Raonic ...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  5. Serena-Sharapova clash on hold

    Peter Bodo

    For a while there, it looked as if the Madrid combined event was destined to produce the WTA final most fans want to see: top-ranked Serena Williams clashing with No. 8 Maria Sharapova. Sharapova has been thigh-deep in blood (her own, as well as t...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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