1. US Open Tennis 2011: 4 Rising Stars in Women's Tennis

    The 2011 US Open was truly a nail-biter. There were the moments that we all cheered in excitement, and then there were those times that we sighed in disbelief. We watched some players make deeper runs than could have been imagined...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about almost 3 years ago 1,934 reads 5 comments

  2. Serena Williams: Sending a Subtle Message at the US Open?

    Serena Williams is simply bulldozing the competition. We're all familiar with her performances since Wimbledon . But if not, let's take a look back over her summer...

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  3. US Open Tennis 2011: Greatest Records in US Open History

    What an exciting 2011 US Open thus far. We've seen some unbelievable tennis. Of course, there's the tremendous run that Serena Williams is on, favored to win it all...

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  4. US Open Tennis 2011: Djokovic, Nadal, Serena Williams: Who Takes the Title?

    The time has come. Who will be making the biggest splash at the 2011 US Open? Tennis fans are glued to the television and the web to see how the tennis greats and a few sleepers finish out the year...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about almost 3 years ago 826 reads 2 comments

  5. Tennis: The Biggest Underachievers Since 2000

    As with any sport, there have been and will always be those players who are touted as being the next big thing. Unfortunately, many times, the player is not able for whatever reason to live up to the expectations placed upon them...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about almost 3 years ago 381 reads 11 comments

  6. Serena and Venus: Power Ranking the Williams Sisters' Best Open Moments

    The bond between sisters is said to be one of the strongest when it comes to family ties. The bond shared by Serena and Venus Williams is proof of this sibling connection...

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  7. Serena Williams and the 16 Greatest Women's US Open Tennis Champions of All Time

    In just a short time now, we will be preparing to watch the US Open. This slideshow was developed to take a look at the top women who have played in and eventually won this Grand Slam...

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  8. Mardy Fish: Is He Now America's Best Hope at Winning a Grand Slam?

    There was a time in the not-so-distant past that there were obvious American male contenders in tennis. People would and could easily say Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe or Pete Sampras was favored to win the US Open or Wimbledon ...

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  9. Petra Kvitova: Short-Term No. 1 or Long-Term Women's Tennis Superstar?

    This has been an interesting year in tennis. There’s the Novak Djokovic run that has seen him defeat Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer , acquire his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon and become the men’s world No...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about 3 years ago 1,426 reads 9 comments

  10. Lleyton Hewitt and the Top 15 Australian Men in Tennis History

    Tennis is a sport that is rivaled by few when it comes to how diverse the field is of athletes taking part at any given time in the many tournaments taking place around the world each year...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about 3 years ago 1,508 reads 7 comments

  11. Wimbledon 2011: 10 Up-and-Comers Who Impressed at the All-England Club

    As we all settle down from watching another great Wimbledon tournament, you cannot help but look back and think back on significant highlights that were memorable...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about 3 years ago 591 reads 18 comments

  12. Wimbledon 2011: What's Rafa's Greatest Obstacle in Winning the Gentlemen's Title

    He’s currently the No. 1 player in the world and has been for a while. For most, I may be asked why would I mention something that is already known...

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  13. Wimbledon 2011: Maria Sharapova into the Semifinals in an Hour

    Going into this match, former Wimbledon champion, Maria Sharapova faced little challenge from her opponents. Every match that she played to this point, she won in straight sets...

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  14. Wimbledon 2011: Sabine Lisicki Overpowers Marion Bartoli for Semifinal Berth

    It was set to be a match of passion and power based upon how these women had played to reach this match. On their journey, Sabine Lisicki and Marion Bartoli defeated some of the best—Serena Williams and Li Na, for example...

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  15. Wimbledon 2011: Unwrapping Stored Treasures That Are the Williams Sisters

    Coming into Wimbledon, the world was eagerly awaiting the return of the Williams sisters. Venus had been out for almost half a year and Serena out for almost a year. Both battled injury, with Serena also battling illness earlier this year...

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  16. Rafael Nadal and the Top 23 Left-Handers in Tennis History

    As we are getting ready to watch some great tennis at Wimbledon, this slideshow will look at the best, in no particular order, when it comes to left-handed players...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about 3 years ago 12,304 reads 6 comments

  17. Rafael Nadal: Who's His Stronger Challenger, Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic?

    If anyone is not aware of the men holding down the top three spots in the tennis world, you have to have been living under a rock, as the old cliché goes. We just saw a great showcase in the French Open...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about 3 years ago 4,623 reads 64 comments

  18. French Open 2011: Rafael Nadal Wins and Reaches Two More Milestones as a Bonus

    It was to be the match of all matches... World No. 1, Rafael Nadal faced off against World No. 3, Roger Federer ...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about 3 years ago 1,575 reads 30 comments

  19. French Open 2011: Li Na Makes History with Epic Win over Francesca Schiavone

    Two of the oldest female players to reach a final had eliminated all of their formidable opponents to reach one of the most anticipated matches in French Open history. Francesca Schiavone was looking to repeat after her dramatic win last year...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about 3 years ago 667 reads 11 comments

  20. Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal: What Will Be the Deciding Factor for This Match?

    This was no doubt the matchup that so many tennis fans were hoping to see—myself included. And due to some excellent play by both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal , it has become a reality...

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  21. French Open 2011: Roger Federer Abruptly Ends Novak Djokovic's Winning Streak

    “It’s the best player of today against the best player in history,” said Rafael Nadal following his French Open 2011 semifinal win over Andy Murray in a postmatch interview...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about 3 years ago 1,974 reads 2 comments

  22. French Open 2011: Rafa Nadal, King of Clay, Masters His Court in the Semifinals

    It took a little over three hours, but Rafa Nadal succeeded in reaching his sixth French Open final. Rafa was not only able to celebrate his possibly tying Bjorn Borg's record with a sixth French Open title, he also celebrated his 25th birthday...

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  23. French Open 2011: What's Gone Well and Not so Well for Rafa Through Four Rounds

    As we've watched play up to this point in this year's French Open , we have seen glimpses of the "King of Clay," Rafael Nadal . But, it's obvious, he is not at his peak performance...

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  24. Roger Federer: Five Things He Needs to Improve on to Win the 2011 French Open

    For those who have been fortunate to watch or to have a chance to read some great recap here on Bleacher Report , you know Roger Federer has advanced to the third round of the French Open ...

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  25. Rafael Nadal: Why He Is the Dominant Player in the Game

    For those who love the game of tennis, there are certain names that just roll off your tongue when you talk of the greats of the game. Billie Jean King...John McEnroe...Ivan Lendl...

    Delores Smith-Johnson Written by Delores Smith-Johnson about 3 years ago 1,032 reads 33 comments