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What should we expect from Sharapova when she comes back?
After 15 months away from tennis, what kind of impact will Maria Sharapova have when she returns next spring? Two ESPN analysts, Brad Gilbert and Pam Shriver -- formidable former professionals both -- have widely differing views. "Yes," Shriver said Tuesday from her southern California home, "she
Timeline of Serena Williams' 22 major titles
Serena Williams has crammed 22 Grand Slam singles titles -- that's Pete Sampras , John McEnroe and Andy Roddick combined -- into her legendary career. Starting 17 years ago at the 1999 US Open, where the 17-year-old won her first major title and became the first African-American woman to win the US
Stan Wawrinka's belief in himself could be difference versus Djoker
NEW YORK -- Stanislas Wawrinka , as he was known then, had lost to Novak Djokovic 10 straight times when they met in the fourth round of the 2013 Australian Open . Wawrinka, summoning something from deep within, pushed the world No. 1 to his outer limits before losing 12-10 in the fifth set. The
ICYMI: Questionable tactics, a ripped shirt and a stellar Swiss
NEW YORK -- It was anything but conventional. Bizarre, in fact.? Getting waxed by Novak Djokovic late in the first set of his semifinal match, Gael Monfils employed a defensive-minded tactic that, to many, looked like a case of sandbagging. The Frenchman's strategy worked for a while. So much so,
What to make of Gael Monfils' borderline outrageous tactics?
NEW YORK -- Gael Monfils knew he probably couldn't match Novak Djokovic 's game so he tried to get into his brain. The result was a bizarre semifinal Grand Slam match that had most pundits and commentators up in arms and fuming, while Monfils argued that his only crime was daring to depart from
Racket Response: From rope-a-dope to ridiculous, Djokovic survives
NEW YORK -- He is already the world's No. 1 player with a spectacular skill set currently unmatched in all of tennis. But as if he needed it, Novak Djokovic has another thing going for him heading into the Sunday men's final: The gift of time -- time not spent on court. Djokovic has played only 13
Novak Djokovic overcomes Gael Monfils' unorthodox strategy
NEW YORK -- Novak Djokovic seemed on his way to a shattering 6-0 first set over Gael Monfils when the funky Frenchman appeared to stop playing seriously. With Djokovic leading their US Open semifinal 5-0, an uninspired Monfils began hitting exceptionally casual returns, which clearly irked
Novak Djokovic overcomes Gael Monfils, reaches US Open final
NEW YORK -- Novak Djokovic seemed on his way to a shattering 6-0 first set over Gael Monfils , when the funky Frenchman appeared to stop playing seriously. With Djokovic leading their US Open semifinal 5-0, an uninspired Monfils began hitting exceptionally casual returns, which clearly irked
How many more celebratory soaring scissors kicks for Rafael Nadal?
NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal , once the fiercest of predators, is now the hunted. Or perhaps it's haunted. Since he won his last Grand Slam singles title, more than two years ago at Roland Garros, nine majors have been played to completion. Rafa missed two of them with injuries, reached two