1. Get to Know a Tennis Upstart: Vania King

    American Vania King upset No. 15 seed Samantha Stosur 7-5, 6-4 on Wednesday. King, 20, is currently ranked just outside the top 100 in women’s singles, and up until now her biggest result when going solo had been a single title in Bangkok in 2006...

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  2. Venus Williams: Big Sis In Search of a Niche

    It’s been twelve years since Venus Williams’ US Open breakthrough, when she reached the finals in her first appearance there as a pro...

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  3. Taylor Dent: An American with a Touch of Australian

    There may be some confusion among this year’s US Open attendees who catch Taylor Dent on court; especially for those who have only started watching in the past few years...

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  4. Women's Tennis Power Rankings Aug. 31: Elena Dementieva Peaking

    1. Elena Dementieva Toronto [Winner], Cincinnati [Semifinalist], Stanford [Semifinalist], Wimbledon [Semifinalist]. Total Points: 657The buzz is building for the Russian veteran just ahead of the year's last major...

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  5. Tsonga, Cilic, Querrey: U.S. Open Dark Horses in the Making

    dark horse n. 1. One who achieves unexpected support and success as a political candidate, typically during a party's convention.2. A little-known, unexpectedly successful entrant, as in a horserace...

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  6. US Open: What We'll Be Missing

    Many a tennis fan and a Bleacher Report writer has lamented that Marat Safin is playing his final US Open this year...

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  7. Rewind 1996: Pete Sampras' Plot Twist

    If he won, it would just seem...right. How many tennis fans have said or thought this during a Grand Slam event? It’s what I was thinking during the second week of Roland Garros in ...

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  8. What the Cincinnati Masters Means For...

    Roger Federer Until halfway through this year, the Great Swiss seemed to struggle in the Masters Series events...

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  9. Creature Vs Creature: US Open Is Democracy In Action

    As the US Open, the year's final major tennis tournament approaches, let's talk about where it ranks among the game's premiere events. I think it's tops, though JA Allen considers it a definitive second; read her reasoning here...

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  10. What the Montreal Masters Means For…

    Andy Murray There have so far been three Masters Series events on the cement in 2009. Murray has won the last two of them and was the runner-up at the first...

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  11. Rafael Nadal: Tennis' Punk Rocker Returns

    Rafael Nadal speaks glowingly of his greatest rivals, doesn’t make excuses for his losses, and long ago learned from his uncle that better athletic ability, by itself, would not make him a better person...

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  12. Men's Tennis Power Rankings: Del Potro Climbs After Washington

    This week we’re trying something a little different, based on a new ranking system devised by Feng Rong which attaches more points to the more recent events...

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  13. In the Zone with Philipp Kohlschreiber

    Few people can probably understand the fear that seeded players have of drawing Philipp Kohlschreiber in the early rounds of a Grand Slam...

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  14. In the Zone with Agustin Calleri

    Though by no means his best season, Lleyton Hewitt had put up a decent 2007 campaign. He won the title in Las Vegas, and reached the fourth rounds of both Roland Garros and Wimbledon...

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  15. A Tennis Player in 'The Zone': The Introduction

    The ball hung in the humid August air of Paris, Tennessee, for a fraction of a second before Clayton shifted his weight to the side and slid his right foot forward to hit his first serve...

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  16. Will Donald Young Ever Grow Up?

    At the San Jose event in early 2005, the 15-year-old American Donald Young played his first professional tennis match against countryman Robby Ginepri...

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  17. Tilden, Federer, McEnroe, and Others Serve Greatest Tennis Draw Imaginable

    To paraphrase the Righteous Brothers: If there's a tennis heaven, it's got a hell of a club. In late November, I wrote "Tennis' Tech-Free Five," in which I speculated as to which five players ...

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  18. Women's Power Rankings Jul. 20: Serena Has the Titles, Not the Ranking

    The Top 10 1. Dinara Safina–WTA Ranking: One Last Four Tournaments Played: Wimbledon [Semifinalist] 900 pts, S-Hertogenbosch [Semifinalist] 130 points, Roland Garros [Finalist] 1,400 points, and Madrid [Winner] 1000 pts...

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  19. The Evolution of the Streaky Tennis Player

    Ernests Gulbis (pictured above) is only the latest player to attract attention for the velocity with which he hits the ball, and to prompt confusion due his lack of good results...

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  20. What Davis Cup Round 2 Means For …

    The United States: If there is anything good about the current scheduling of the Davis Cup, it’s the leveling of the playing field...

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  21. Roger Federer Through the Eyes of a Pete Sampras Fan

    In July of 2000, I counted down the points as Pete Sampras served out the fourth set of the Wimbledon Championship. Going into that event, he had 12 major titles to his name, tied with Roy Emerson’s record of 33 years...

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  22. Andy Roddick: Remembering How to Hope

    Almost three years have passed between the last overhead Roger Federer hit for a winner at the 2006 U.S. Open and the last backhand Andy Murray hit into the net at this year’s Wimbledon...

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  23. Creature Vs Creature: Can Tommy Haas Keep The Wimbledon Dream Alive?

    If you actually need someone to convince you of Roger Federer's chances of victory in Friday's semi, who better than J.A...

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  24. Why Wimbledon Needs Andy Murray in the Final

    How can this year’s Wimbledon final prove itself a proper follow-up to last year’s? To put it simply, it can’t...

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  25. Creature vs. Creature: No Better Time for Tommy Haas

    For Novak Djokovic's side, check out Long John Silver's contribution here. IntroductionAll of Wednesday’s men’s quarterfinal matches at Wimbledon are intriguing for different reasons...

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