1. WTA: Sloane Stephens Outlasts a Misfiring Maria Sharapova in Cincy

    The news this week at the Western and Southern Open in Cinncinatti has been Maria Sharapova 's hiring of five-time U.S. Open Champion Jimmy Connors heading into the 2013 Open...

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  2. Looking Forward to This Week's Citi Open in Washington, D.C.

    The nation's capital is host this week to the Citi Open, a dual men's and women's tournament. With a strong player field of both up-and-coming American tennis hopefuls and international stars, 2013 is looking like it may be the best year yet for the D.

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  3. WTA Top 10 Dark Horses for 2013 Hard Court Season

    The summer season is always a time for upcoming players to make a break through. Hard courts favor stronger and more powerful players, yet they also suite the defensive movers equally—think Kim Clijsters...

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  4. Serena Williams in Sweden: Another Career First

    After a disappointing performance at Wimbledon, this week Serena Williams will compete in Bastad Sweden at The Collector Swedish Open...

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  5. Defining a Champion: Venus Williams' Top 12 Most Significant Victories

    Over the past 16 years Venus Williams has been one of the world's most famous tennis stars. She has astonished the sport with her power and athleticism on the court and has also attracted ...

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  6. Kuznetsova and Pennetta Create Formidable Doubles Partnership for 2013

    Two popular WTA players have united for an exciting doubles partnership during the upcoming 2013 season. Flavia Pennetta shared with La Gazzetta dello Sport that she will play doubles with Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2013...

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  7. Defining a Champion: The Top 10 Most Important Wins of Serena Williams' Career

    In every sport, there are varying types of champions. Some athletes become champions because of their perseverance and dedication to personal improvement, or as some call it, having "heart...

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  8. Murray, Watson and Robson See British Tennis Return to Winning Ways

    Legend has it that the British were once among the most competitive tennis nations in the world. Most tennis fans cannot remember a time when players from the UK were winning tournaments ...

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  9. Top 16 American Tennis Players from 1990-2012

    The days of American tennis domination are clearly in the past. With countries such as Russia, Serbia, and Spain dominating the top-20 rankings on the Men's and Women's tours, the field of gifted tennis nations has truly become diverse...

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  10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils Bring "Swag" to Tennis

    The French Men—cool, hair, girls, fashion...but is it Grand Slam Swag?? Gael Monfils continued his comeback to the ATP World Tour with strong showings over the past few weeks...

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  11. 2012 Top 10 WTA Grand Slam Performers

    Now that the US Open has concluded, a reflection of the 2012 Grand Slam season shows a mix of promising newcomers, respected veterans and players who have made notable advancements...

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  12. Venus Williams and Serena Williams Teach Different Lessons in Self-Belief

    Venus and Serena Williams have had contrasting summers in 2012. Neither of the Williams sisters has ever worried much about their ranking on the WTA tour or events outside of ...

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