1. French Open 2013: Serena Williams Provides Life Lessons to Us All

    If you did not see or haven’t had a chance to watch a rebroadcast of the French Open women’s final, I would recommend doing so. What world No. 1 Serena Williams and world No...

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  2. French Open 2013: Rafa Nadal Proves He's Better than Novak Djokovic on Clay

    Once again, world No. 4 Rafael Nadal has proven why he is the best on clay. Saturday’s semifinal win moved Nadal into the French Open final and one step closer to another victory at Roland Garros...

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  3. French Open 2012: Top Storylines to Take Away from Tourney

    Maria Sharapova accomplished a dream that she has been seeking for some time. She won her first Grand Slam title back in 2004 as a 17-year-old, outlasting Serena Williams ...

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  4. French Open 2012: Biggest Threats Heading into Wimbledon

    As another French Open comes to a close, the tennis world begins looking toward the next Grand Slam—Wimbledon. Everyone has begun evaluating current and past player performances to somehow determine who's going to win it all...

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  5. French Open 2012: Top Women's Tennis Stars on the Rise

    Shocking and thrilling are probably two of the best terms to describe the 2012 French Open . There's no doubt that the second Grand Slam of the year has lived up to all of the anticipation—and generated even more...

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  6. French Open 2012: Ranking Top 10 Players to Never Win French Open

    For tennis enthusiasts looking at the photo of Roger Federer , you're probably thinking I either misread the title for this slideshow, or I'm not from this planet. How could Federer possibly be a part of this slideshow? Well, he is, and he isn't...

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  7. Dr. Robert Johnson: An African-American Physician and Tennis Pioneer

    It's common to see Serena Williams , Venus Williams , Gael Monfils or Sloane Stephens playing at the Australian Open, Wimbledon or the US Open...

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  8. 20 Worst Outfits in Tennis History

    Over the years, the game of tennis has evolved relative to the surfaces played upon, the tools used and the fashion worn. In the early years, the outfits (both men and women) were seemingly conservative...

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  9. Australian Open 2012: Top 10 Men's Competitors to Watch out for Next Year

    The 2012 Australian Open has reached its end and preparation begins for 2013. It was a great tennis tournament filled with much joy and much disappointment...

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  10. Australian Open 2012: 10 Greatest Men's Matches in Tournament History

    For decades, every year, the Australian Open has produced some of the most memorable men's matches in tennis history. Because of that fact, it's quite difficult to select the best of the best...

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  11. Australian Open 2012: 10 Reasons Week 1 Was Unforgettable

    The 2012 Australian Open got off to a great start. The anticipation of this year's tournament was quite evident as crowd attendance set record after record...

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  12. Australian Open 2012 Bracket: Predicting Most Exciting Matches for Jan 23rd

    Week 1 of the 2012 Australian Open saw some great on-court action. With the field dwindling down and the best players remaining, the second week is sure to continue on that same path...

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  13. Australian Open 2012: 20 Best Women's Competitors in Tournament History

    The Australian Open has seen many champions come and go since the first tournament was held for men in 1905. The first women's tournament was held 17 years later in 1922...

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  14. Australian Open 2012: The 10 Players with the Most Fervent Fan Support

    Fans are so important to any sport, but the fans of tennis are in a class of their own. Much like the photo above, they have such an influence on the sport, "almost like holding the ...

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  15. Australian Open 2012 TV Schedule: Andy Murray and Stars Who Fail in Spotlight

    The pressure of being in the spotlight has a tendency to cause one of two reactions: One will be able to step up to the challenge and excel, or for some reason, though the ability to meet the challenge is present and evident, the person falters...

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  16. Australian Open 2012: Top 10 Players Ever Who Failed to Win Epic Tourney

    For all those who take to the tennis courts during the year, their focus is going out and playing the best tennis possible that will hopefully yield a win. And when speaking of wins, there is none more prestigious than a Grand Slam...

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  17. Australian Open 2012: Novak Djokovic and Superstars We Can't Wait to Watch

    The Australian Open is upon us. Though there are warm-up tournaments, the Australian Open, the year's first Grand Slam, offers a broader, more in-depth view of the field of players...

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  18. Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal: Why Tennis Desperately Needs Rivalry to Continue

    They are giants as individuals, and when paired with their tennis rivals, they become even bigger as part of rivalries that easily draw millions around the world to watch them when they take the court...

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  19. Roger Federer, Cam Newton and Tim Tebow: Drawing a Parallel

    Cam Newton...Tim Tebow... Roger Federer ...Three of the most talked-about athletes of 2011 (who no doubt will continue to be so for quite a while). Recently, I really began to focus in on and analyze conversations, interviews, articles, etc...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about 3 years ago 4,844 reads 8 comments

  20. Scariest Faces in Tennis

    The darkness of the night covered the moon. The air was thick and surely a sign of the evil that was lurking around every corner...OK...let's stop. This is not the introduction to the latest scary movie...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about 3 years ago 3,554 reads 15 comments

  21. Women's Tennis: 15 Unknowns Who Will Break onto the Scene in 2012

    As 2011 comes to a close, tennis fans around the world are discussing what the tennis landscape will look like in 2012. Much discussion is centered around women's tennis...

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  22. Serena Williams: Why Her Temper Will Continue to Haunt Her Throughout Her Career

    Let’s take a couple of steps back in time. U.S. Open 2009: Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters face off in the semifinals. U.S. Open 2011: Serena Williams and Samantha Stosur face off in the final...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about 3 years ago 2,262 reads 38 comments

  23. Roger Federer-Martina Hingis and the Top 10 Mixed Doubles Teams in History

    By now, odds are you have heard that Roger Federer (through his team) has asked Martina Hingis to play mixed doubles with him at the 2012 Olympics. Mixed doubles was added to the Olympics as the fifth tennis event in 2009...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about 3 years ago 4,521 reads 2 comments

  24. Petra Kvitova and the 10 Best Lefties in Women's Tennis History

    According to a New York Times article published earlier this year, only about 10 percent of the world's population is left-handed...

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  25. Caroline Wozniacki and the 25 Best Tennis Players Never To Win a Grand Slam

    As with anything in life, there are always expectations. However, not all expectations yield the anticipated result...

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