1. Wimbledon Day Seven: Men's Fourth Round Preview

    The most overworked lawn in all of England gets a well deserved breather on the middle Sunday of the Wimbledon Championships...

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  2. Wimbledon Day 6: Murray-Mania, Act 3

    The only thing that 22-year-old phenom Andy Murray couldn't do today was raise the roof. The weather, threatening for most of the third round victory by Murray over helpless Serb Viktor Troicki, held...

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  3. Wimbledon Day Six: Hewitt and Mauresmo Draw From Past Experience

    Once a champion always a champion. Amelie Mauresmo, Wimbledon Champion in 2006, and Lleyton Hewitt, Wimbledon champion in 2002, are both heading into the second week of the fortnight with a lot of confidence...

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  4. Wimbledon Fans or Roland Garros Fans: Which Are Better?

    Many people this week, both players and commentators alike, have been making the point that Wimbledon is the most prestigious tournament of all four Grand-Slams...

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  5. Sam Querrey vs. Marin Cilic: Psychology of a Heartbreaker

    Wednesday's third and final match on Centre Court between Sam Querrey and Marin Cilic was a battle of lesser known players that turned out to be thrilling beyond expectations...

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  6. Andy Murray: Embracing the Pressure Is His Only Choice

    If pressure is a privilege, then Andy Murray is a privileged man.While it isn't easy to have the hopes and dreams of an entire nation sitting squarely on your shoulders, the 22-year-old ...

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  7. Wimbledon, Day One: James Blake Not Breaking Back, Upset by Andreas Seppi

    James Blake used to make a habit out of overcoming obstacles. Now, he's making a habit of letting them overcome him. For the second straight Slam, Blake has come in on a roll, only to go out with a whimper in the first round...

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  8. Wimbledon Preview: Williams Sisters Look to Conquer Grass Once More

    There has only been one ladies' singles final at Wimbledon this decade that didn't include a Williams sister. That statistic appears safe following the release of this year's draw...

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  9. Rafa Nadal Withdraws From Wimbledon: Is This Andy Murray's Year?

    On the Friday before the start of play at Wimbledon, the biggest story is one of withdrawal. Just moments ago, last years champion Rafael Nadal decided to opt out of this years Championships due to lingering effects from knee tendonitis...

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  10. Pitt's Grit: How Sid's Kids Captured The Cup

    Some kids never grow up. Others just need a little time. At 21, Sidney "The kid" Crosby was finally old enough to legally drink Bud-Light from the Stanley Cup, but after a lopsided ...

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  11. Stanley Cup Finals Game Seven: Pens Climbing Uphill

    When the Pittsburgh Penguins got blasted out of the Joe Louis Arena in Game Five on June 7, it may have been exactly what the doctor ordered...

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  12. 2009 French Open: Top-10 Moments

    Another amazing two weeks at Roland Garros is complete. In a tournament that featured everything from the farewell tours of veterans Fabrice Santoro and Marat Safin, to the strange trespassings ...

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  13. Federer Secures 14th Slam: Finally, Tears of Joy

    If Rafa Nadal is the King of Clay, then Roger Federer is the King of Tennis. On an overcast, blustery day in Paris, Federer's light was shining brightly as the greatest tennis legend of his ...

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  14. 2009 French Open Woman's Final: Safina Upended By Cooler Kuznetsova

    Unfortunately for Dinara Safina they don't play French Open finals on paper. Safina, the consensus favorite coming in, seemed to be bogged down by her own expectations en route to a heartbreaking ...

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  15. 2009 French Open Woman's Final Preview: Safina's Hunger To Be Tested

    Highlights * Second All-Russian final in history * The second French Open champion from Russia will be awarded the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen * Safina is 8-5 all-time vs. Kuznetsova, but they have split the last two on clay this spring...

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  16. Roger Federer Is Too Good to Miss Out on This Golden Opportunity

    Some will say he backed into this one. Others will say that he's not even the best player of his generation, let alone all-time...

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  17. Nadal's Early Exit: Surviving the After-Shock and Learning the Lessons

    Rafael Nadal's unexpected departure from the Roland Garros draw yesterday says more about the human spirit than I first realized...

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  18. Tsonga-Monaco: French Open, Day Five, Tsonga Feeds the French Heart

    In what very well may have been the emotional high of this years French Open, charismatic Jo-Wilfried Tsonga gave the partisan crowd something to chant about...

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  19. French Open 2009 Day Four Preview: Nadal and Safina in Action

    There is truly too much good stuff to fit into a preview of Day four of the 2009 French Open, so we will start with the first match on the No. 1 show court, Phillipe Chatrier, and go from there...

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  20. French Open Day Three: Serena Williams Wins Ugly; Other Top Seeds Cruise

    After two hours and 25 minutes of suspenseful (if sloppy) tennis, one thing is for certain: There are more questions about Serena Williams chances here at Roland Garros than there were at the start of the match...

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  21. French Open: Rafael Nadal Struggles, but Still Dominates

    The colors were garish, and the error count was uncharacteristically high, but the results were the same as they've always been...

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  22. French Open Day Two: Alexa Glatch Pulls a Stunner

    Mary Joe Fernandez might want to tell one of the Williams sisters to take a back seat to Alexa Glatch when the American's Fed Cup final against Italy rolls around in November...

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  23. French Open 2009; Safina in the Driver's Seat

    French Open Women's Preview Before the clay-court season got underway in April, the only thing that was certain in woman's tennis was that nothing was certain. But after attaining the No...

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  24. French Open '09: Nadal Drives for Five, Others Look to Survive

    The King of Clay Rafael Nadal will begin his quest for a 5thConsecutive French Open title as the 128 player field is set to begin doing battle on the fabled tennis grounds of Roland Garros Sunday...

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  25. C'est La Vie: Prospects Look Dim For French Men at Roland Garros

    It has been 26 years since a Frenchman has hoisted the Coupe des Mousquetaires above his head. While a new generation of highly regarded French players (two in the top 10, seven in ...

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