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Monica Seles' Unknown Battle

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 02.04.2015 | Sports
Jaime Heilbron

Monica Seles' professional tennis career is one of the most compelling and well-known in the history of the sport. As a teenager, she took the women's tennis world by storm, bursting into the scene when she won the 1990 French Open at age 16. It all came to a sudden stop on April 30, 1993.

Serena Williams: How to Stand Out and Win

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 01.31.2015 | Sports
Jimmy Nguyen

Tennis history was made today as Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova to win her 6th Australian Open. More importantly, Serena's 19th Grand Slam s...

5 Predictions for the 2015 Australian Open That I Hope are Wrong

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 01.20.2015 | Sports
Jaime Heilbron

The 2015 Australian Open began a few days ago. For tennis fans in the western hemisphere, particularly those in the Americas, that basically means two weeks full of tennis, sleepless nights, and a lot of coffee in the mornings to make up for failing Morpheus.

Billie Jean King - Rallying for a New Equality

Lori Sokol | Posted 01.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Lori Sokol

Currently, there is no U.S. federal law that adequately protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers from employment discrimination. But King has no plans to retire, at least not off the court.

From Desperation to Education

Lori Sokol | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

The Women's Forum created The Education Fund in 1987 to provide annual awards to encourage mature women in need to fulfill their potential through the pursuit of an undergraduate college education.

Serena Cruises Into Her 1st Grand Slam Quarterfinal Of The Year

AP | JAMES MARTINEZ | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi in the U.S. Open on M...

HIGHLIGHTS: Wozniacki vs. Sharapova

AP | By RACHEL COHEN | Posted 10.31.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. M...

Serena Wins 1st Tournament Since Scary Exit At Wimbledon

AP | RICK EYMER | Posted 08.03.2014 | Sports

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams stared at the court, took a deep breath and seemed to clear her head after falling behind in the first set. ...

Why Your Business Needs a Tennis Player

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We've all been part of a group or team where everything clicked. Everyone knows things a great team needs -- leadership, ownership of solving problems, camaraderie and integrity.

Women's Wimbledon Final Set

AP | By HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard could have lost her focus after the fourth game of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, when play was delayed for five m...

Sharapova Knocked Out Of Wimbledon

AP | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova bowed out in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Tuesday, losing 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4 to Angelique ...

America's Historic Struggle At Wimbledon

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 08.30.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — For the first time in more than a century, no American singles players reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon. The last t...

Serena Falls Short At Wimbledon

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Five-time champion Serena Williams lost to 25th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturda...

Venus Ousted At Wimbledon

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Former champion Petra Kvitova outlasted five-time winner Venus Williams 5-7, 7- 6 (2), 7-5 to move into the fourth round of Wimbledon ...

Venus Reaches Third Round At Wimbledon

AP | Stephen Wilson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Five-time champion Venus Williams overcame a slow start to beat Japan's Kurumi Nara 7-6 (4), 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the third round...

'I'm Not That Desperate'

AP | DENNIS PASSA | Posted 08.24.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki appears to be moving on from her breakup with golfer Rory McIlroy. Just don't ask her about Internet dating. ...

American Star Stunned In 1st Round At Wimbledon

AP | Posted 06.23.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Sloane Stephens' streak of reaching the second week at six consecutive Grand Slam tournaments ended Monday at Wimbledon with a 6-2, 7-...

Former U.S. Open Champ Bounced Early At Wimbledon

AP | Posted 08.23.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur lost her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, beaten 6-3, 6-4 by former U.S. Open semifinali...

Sharapova Is Back In French Open Final

AP | By HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 08.05.2014 | Sports

PARIS (AP) — Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that's carried her to a third cons...

Rough Day For American Tennis Players At French Open

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 06.02.2014 | Sports

PARIS (AP) — Hardly a good day to be an American in Paris. The last of the 22 U.S. men and women who were in the French Open singles draws, 15th-se...

McIlroy Calls Off Engagement

AP | BERNIE McGUIRE | Posted 05.21.2014 | Sports

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Only a few days after sending out wedding invitations, golfer Rory McIlroy broke off his engagement to Danish tennis ...

Serena Dominates For 3rd Italian Open Title

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 05.18.2014 | Sports

ROME (AP) — Serena Williams kept the crowd from being a factor in a 6-3, 6-0 victory over 10th-seeded Sara Errani to win the Italian Open for the th...

Serena Williams Persuades Father To Release Book

AP | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

Serena Williams' father says he won't return to Indian Wells, Calif., the site of a tournament his daughter has skipped since 2001, when their family ...

Tales From a Dysfunctional Heart

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

There are so many integral moments that transpired between retreating to the locker room and being on that ER bed behind a closed curtain with people frantically trying to save my life. I think back on that night all the time.

Did Sloane Stephens Cheer When Serena Lost?

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the record, Sloane Stephens was not cheering in celebration when Serena Williams lost. She was making fun of Ana Iva...