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  1. Chris Evert's heyday on clay

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    On this day in 1979, Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay was broken with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (4) loss to Tracy Austin in the semifinals of the Italian Open. Her remarkable run began in August of 1973 and included two French Open titles during ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  2. Happy Birthday, Sara Errani!

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    Happy birthday, Sara Errani! The Italian tennis star, who has earned nearly $8.5 million in her career, turns 27 today. Introduced to the sport by her fruit-selling father at the age of 5, Errani quickly emerged as an elite talent and was sent by her...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  3. Happy Birthday, Sloane Stephens!

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    Happy 21st birthday, Sloane Stephens! Ranked No. 16 in the world, Stephens turned pro in 2009 and rose to mainstream prominence when she beat fellow American Serena Williams in the quarterfinals at the 2013 Australian Open. Since her breakthrough mom...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  4. Happy 25th, Agnieszka Radwanska

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    Happy Birthday, Agnieszka Radwanska! The No. 3 women's tennis player, known for her creative shot-making, turns 25 today. Born and raised in Poland, Radwanska played in her first WTA event in 2006 and has since won 13 WTA singles titles and two doubl...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  5. Happy Birthday, Li Na!

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    Happy birthday, Li Na! The reigning Australian Open champion turns 32 today. Ranked No. 2 in the world, Li joined the professional ranks in 1999 and became the first Chinese player to win a WTA title in 2004. She has won a total of nine WTA titles, i...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  6. Happy Birthday, Laura Robson!

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    Happy birthday, Laura Robson! The rising tennis star, who won the Wimbledon juniors title in 2008, is no longer a teen. Ranked No. 48 in the world, the 20-year-old lefty was named the WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2012 and won the silver medal in mixed...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  7. Having a ball at Aussie Open

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    During your sleepless nights watching the Australian Open this week, you've probably noticed Wilson is the official ball supplier of the tournament. But did you know the Chicago-based company provides more than 48,000 balls to the tournament each yea...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  8. Serving up new goals

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    This week kicks off the 2014 Women's Tennis Association (WTA) season, with four Grand Slams and 54 different events throughout the year that will culminate in the WTA Championships in Singapore in October. With the "Road to Singapore" about to begin,...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  9. The Curse of Brisbane?

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    The 2014 tennis season is officially underway as the Brisbane International opened yesterday in Australia. The hard-court tournament is used by many of the WTA and ATP's top players as a warm-up for January's Australian Open. Serena Williams and Andy...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  10. Happy Big 4-0, Monica Seles!

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    Happy birthday, Monica Seles! The nine-time Grand Slam singles champion turns 40 today. In 1990, when she was just 16, Seles became the youngest French Open winner, and she went on to win another seven major titles before her 20th birthday. She reach...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  11. Happy Birthday, Billie Jean King!

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    Happy birthday, Billie Jean King! The iconic woman and legendary tennis star turns 70 today. The winner of 39 Grand Slam titles (12 singles) and 129 career titles, King is widely considered one of the best to ever play the game and one of the most in...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  12. Happy birthday, Ana Ivanovic!

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    Happy birthday to Ana Ivanovic, who turns 26 today. The 2008 French Open champion and former world No. 1 has been a staple on the WTA Tour since turning pro in 2003. The Serbian-born star has won 11 singles titles and has earned more than $10.7 milli...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  13. Having a Ball with Lucies

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    On this day in 1951, "I Love Lucy" made its historic premiere. So we've decided to have a Ball by running a double feature of Lucys - or Lucies - on the WTA Tour. Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic has won three Grand Slam doubles titles in her car...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  14. Serena stands alone in seventh

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    Serena Williams won her 56th career WTA singles title on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Jelena Jankovic at the China Open to take over seventh place alone on the all-time list of most WTA titles. She had been tied at 55 with Lindsay Davenport and Vi...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  15. Marion Bartoli celebrates again

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    Marion Bartoli, who celebrated her crowning tennis moment as a 28-year-old, celebrates her 29th birthday today. The Frenchwoman won Wimbledon in July in her 47th Grand Slam tournament, the most ever played by a woman before earning a championship. An...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  16. Magic number for Serena

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    Happy 32nd birthday to Serena Williams, who happens to be the owner of 32 Grand Slam titles. Williams won her first Grand Slam singles title at the US Open when she was 17 and won her 17th and most recent Grand Slam singles title at the US Open earli...

    Blog | September 26, 2013