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    Caroline Wozniacki rejects apology from Maria Sharapova's agent

    Caroline Wozniacki rejects apology from Maria Sharapova's agent Just the kind of additional negative incidents Sharapova's camp does not need in this shaky period for the player.
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    Enjoy the unique nature of the 2017 Australian Open winners...

    ...meaning when will you ever see not only the two most dominant players of their tennis generation (in terms of majors count), but (with a couple of exceptions) but the oldest who survived numerous physical problems faced and defeated players with more energy, "tennis life" left in them to win...
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    New York Times: Russians No Longer Dispute Olympic Doping Operation

    Russians No Longer Dispute Olympic Doping Operation Honest observers always pointed to the widespread doping corruption among the Russians. and now--when its a joke in poor taste to deny it--the guilty confess...but short of pointing to the top (there's that fear of death business). Needless...
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    Shriver: "The biggest upset in tennis history" Really?

    Everyone around knows I said Serena was not winning the Grand Slam, so to me, Shriver is wrong, because she could not see what was on Serena's face at the French Open, or Wimbledon: actual fear. Not necessarily of a particular player, but of the moment. With each major won, the hype machine...
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    Sharapova says Serena rivals must step up efforts

    Sharapova says Serena rivals must step up efforts http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sharapova-says-serena-rivals-must-step-efforts-195804742--ten.html Highlights: Halep also offered the following: Sharapova on her own chances: She's right about the value of competitiveness--especially at a...
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    A look at Serena Williams' possible path to true Grand Slam

    http://news.yahoo.com/look-serena-williams-possible-path-true-grand-slam-064340336--spt.html A look at Serena Williams' possible path to true Grand Slam Highlights: This is no easy march to the Grand Slam. Its more like an over saturated mine field, with many ready to explode at any second.
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    US OPEN 2015: Women who beat Williams say belief important

    http://news.yahoo.com/us-open-2015-women-beat-williams-belief-important-213506145.html Highlights: Check out the following view... Kvitova: Bencic: Stosur: Cornet probably offered the most interesting opinion: Interesting that Cornet confirms what Watson, Keys and Muguruza certainly...
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    Serena makes case for all-time women's legends

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/serena-makes-case-time-womens-legends-011801080--ten.html Highlights: I don't think she will win the Grand Slam to join the truly greatest players, but I do think beyond that, she will go for Court's majors numbers.
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    A serene Serena Williams not feeling Grand Slam pressure

    http://news.yahoo.com/serene-serena-williams-not-feeling-grand-slam-pressure-170000745--spt.html Highlights: She has great perspective on life and career; she's not consumed with nonsense (on or off-court) that plagues a good number of players.... ...however, some might think she's sending...
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    Stosur likes odds as Serena Grand Slam spoiler

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/stosur-likes-odds-serena-grand-slam-spoiler-232809200--ten.html So, Stosur thinks the Grand Slam pressure will be on Serena. That much is true, but will that be enough to open the door for anyone else? Personally, I did not pick her to win the USO (I think it could...
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    Greater chance: Nadal or Federer to win another major?

    Okay, Nadal and Federer fans...without bite, without flaming, without the venom, let's all be honest. The men's AO final was a surprise--no doubt about that--as the year's majors fired off with the unexpected. So, for all of the TW talk of aging players, history, etc.--particularly between...
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    Sharapova: "I would love to act in a Hollywood movie"

    http://www.yardbarker.com/tennis/articles/msn/maria_sharapova_would_love_to_act_in_movie/12255574 Smart move? Bad move? Will anyone not caring about tennis have any interest in seeing her in a film? Is she better off making guest appearances on TV shows, where the time is limited...
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    Two veterean players win Wimbledon singles titles, so...

    Two veteran players win Wimbledon singles titles, so... ....what does it say about the state of men and women's tennis? Federer defied the odds to join that still short list of players ever to win majors in the 30 and over class. Serena is the oldest woman to win Wimbledon since Martina in...
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    Oudin struggling with expectations

    http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/Melanie-Oudin-struggles-with-expectations-heading-into-US-Open-082210 So TT members, on the eve of the U.S. Open, what is the issue with Oudin? Is she a flash-in-the-pan? Yet another minor note in the annals of tennis history? Will she go for an all new...
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    Cronin: Russian dominance a thing of the past

    http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/russian-women%27s-tennis-dominance-a-thing-of-the-past-062510 Many TT-ers have announced the end of the so-called "Russian Revolution," so is Cronin right on target? Will any of the russians ever step up to the plate and win the high number of slams...
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    Serena, Venus ranked 1-2 once again

    http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/Serena%2C-Venus-Williams-ranked-1-2-in-world-once-again-051310 Top rankings come and go, but it is interesting that for all of the talk of certain players "not doing much" on tour (and by their estimates, not as much as certain, younger flavors of the...
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    ATP says it can't reopen Agassi drug case

    http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/10404348/ATP-says-it-can't-reopen-Agassi-drug-case No surprises here.
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    Tennis Week - Player Of The Decade: Serena Williams

    http://www.tennisweek.com/features/fullstory.sps?inewsid=6643122 Love the choices or hate them, but here are the 10 best players of the decade with Serena at #1... ..and there you have it.
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    ITF president says ban unlikely for Serena; Agassi comments

    So, after all of the anti-SW faux legal threats, cries for Serena being permanently banned, etc., it is likely to come down to another fine, which--as Bitti points out--"Of course it may not be significant for Serena Williams, who earns tens of millions." In any case, we will all know the real...
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    2009 U.S. Open women's final: television ratings reveal much...

    http://sportsmediawatch.blogspot.com/2009/09/us-open-womens-final-no-ratings-hit.html U.S. Open women's final: no ratings hit Relegated to cable and lacking any recognizable stars beyond tennis circles, the women's final of the U.S. Open was a bust in the ratings. The...
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    Sampras and Becker on Federer vs. a top serve & volleyer...

    According to a recent FOX Sports article ("Is Federer the Greatest Player Ever?"), Pete & Boris offer the following: Reasonable theory? Ego, or a bit of both? Among the more notable, active players who are either S&Vs (or use the technique to some degree), Henman is not exactly a S&V of...
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