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The year ahead: What will 2017 have in store for sports around the world?
What will happen in sports next year? No one knows. As 2016 showed, a year in sports can be as unpredictable as a presidential election. Leicester City won its first Premier League championship, just seven years after having been in English football's third tier.? LeBron James ?led the Cavaliers to
Murray, Serena will dominate the 2017 Grand Slam events
We're barely into the new tennis season, yet we're confident how the year will shake out. So confident that our writers around the globe make their predictions for all four majors. Australian Open Men's winner Nic Atkin, ESPN UK: Andy Murray will be the favorite to claim what would be his first
2017 women's predictions: Serena will pass Steffi, but when?
This could be a wild and woolly year in pro tennis. The status quo was shattered over the past 12 months, a purge that was a long time in the making and, perhaps, overdue. Now the pecking order in men's and women's tennis appears less stable than it has been in a decade. Here are five predictions
Ana Ivanovic, former No. 1 player and French Open winner, retires
Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic announced her retirement from tennis Wednesday, citing health setbacks as the main reason. The 29-year-old Ivanovic made her statement on Facebook Live, saying it was a difficult decision, but that there is so much to celebrate after a successful career. "Seeing
Fading stars, suspensions and other tennis disappointments of 2016
It was a cathartic year in professional tennis with some notable drop-offs, flameouts, missteps and more than the usual supply of shenanigans. Here are our 10 biggest disappointments of 2016: 1.? Maria Sharapova 's drug ban After five consecutive years of finishing among the WTA's top 10 players,
Time to exhale from a head-spinning 2016 tennis season
Roger Federer suffered a freak knee injury while giving his twin daughters a bath during the January Australian Open and called it a year by July. Rafael Nadal went missing from action after a wrist injury. Maria Sharapova admitted in March that she tested positive for a banned drug and faced
The making of world No. 1 Angelique Kerber
In today's real world, 60 is said to be the new 50. In the slightly surreal world of elite tennis, there is a parallel paradigm: hope for those approaching 30 (and already beyond). Weeks before her 30th birthday, Francesca Schiavone won her first and only major, the 2010 French Open . Li Na , who
Who are players of the year for fascinating 2016 season?
The year in tennis had a dramatic split personality. It was a year of exceptional achievements by well-known players, but also a year of transition. Serena Williams made history although her grip on the women's game was convincingly loosened. The ATP's Big Four spent more time breaking down than
Daunting challenges await Maria Sharapova when she returns
Russian tennis star? Maria Sharapova scored a significant victory in court Tuesday when the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld her appeal and reduced her two-year suspension for doping to 15 months. Equally daunting challenges await Sharapova on a very different court when she's eligible to play