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SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Super Bowl QBs bring to mind Nadal-Federer; post-Aussie mailupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 15:18:00

So let's start with some intersport comparisons, a favorite activity here. A few minutes after the Super Bowl, I asked via Twitter if Giants quarterback Eli Manning is the NFL's Rafael Nadal, and Patriots QB Tom Brady is Roger Federer.

The race to Number 1updated: Wed Dec 22 2010 09:10:00

The 2010 season sees the 20-year-old Dane Caroline Wozniacki topple Serena Williams as world number one.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Should Fernandez make Fed Cup a Williams-free Zone?updated: Wed Apr 28 2010 16:21:00

I enjoyed watching Mary Joe Fernandez as a player, I enjoy listening to her as a commentator, and I've enjoyed the success she's had as Fed Cup captain. What I would enjoy even more, however, is for her to say to the Williams sisters, "It's obvious you don't care enough about this competition to play, and that's your prerogative. But I, at least, am going to stop this silly and transparent charade about you wanting to and saying that you will, so you can appear patriotic, and then pulling out at the last minute. From this point on, Fed Cup is a Williams-free Zone." The team has done very well without the Williamses, and they are a joy to watch, because they all want to be there and enjoy being on the team together. --Chris F., Otsego, Minn.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Team USA shines in Fed Cup semifinalsupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 16:32:00

1. Cup chatter: The Fed Cup is not just what Roger wears when he plays hockey. It suffers the same scheduling issues as its brother, the Davis Cup, yet lacks the history and sponsorship. It's had a hard time attracting the top players and squeezing itself into a crowded calendar. But like a dogged counterpuncher, the Fed Cup keeps fighting. And it's done well for itself recently. The events last weekend -- occurring during a dead spot on the WTA schedule -- drew familiar names and generated some compelling matches. Despite the sudden absence of Justine Henin on account of a broken finger, the Belgium-Estonia throwdown (note the pains we go to, avoiding use the confusing phrase "tie") drew a capacity crowd in Hasselt. Thanks to the heroics of Daniela Hantuchova, the Slovak Republic upset Jelena Jankovic and Serbia. Melanie Oudin, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Liezel Huber joined forces to stage a gripping comeback/upset of a Russian side led by Elena Dementieva. Tracy Austin was in my

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Oudin rebounds, Cilic takes Zagreb, moreupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 11:14:00

1. The Fed Cup didn't exactly threaten the Super Bowl -- or, for that matter, UFC 109 -- as the weekend's biggest sporting event. But the competition served up some spirited tennis and intriguing results. In Lievin, France, the U.S. team pulled an upset grande. Melanie Oudin played the best tennis since her U.S. Open breakthrough, winning both her matches. And Bethanie Mattek-Sands won in singles and in doubles alongside Liezel Huber. The Williams sisters didn't play and can't really be blamed; the competition isn't exactly a top priority, even within the sport. But the U.S. B-team earned a solid "A." Well done.

Williams sisters win doubles title in Melbourneupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 04:57:00

Serena Williams warmed up for her women's singles final clash with Justine Henin by teaming with sister Venus to win the Australian Open doubles crown in Melbourne on Friday.

Italy beat U.S. to win second Fed Cup titleupdated: Sun Nov 08 2009 14:44:00

Italy secured a second Fed Cup women's tennis title in three years with a comfortable 4-0 win over the United States in Reggio Calabria.

Serena to face sister Venus in Doha finalupdated: Sat Oct 31 2009 16:21:00

New world No. 1 Serena Williams will take on her older sister and defending champion Venus in the final of the season-ending WTA Championships in Qatar on Sunday as injuries again took their toll on the world's top women tennis players.

'Apologetic' Serena wins doubles with Venusupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 16:24:00

Serena Williams put her controversial U.S. Open singles exit behind her on Monday as she and sister Venus claimed the women's doubles title at Flushing Meadows.

Williams sisters into U.S. Open doubles finalupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 16:35:00

The Williams sisters have reached the women's doubles final at the U.S. Open for the first time in a decade after being taken to three sets on Thursday.

SI.com: Bryan Armen Graham: Men's game is crowded at the topupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 17:46:00

History was made last Friday at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, when the world's top eight players took part in the quarterfinals of the same tournament for the first time since the ATP Tour starting the rankings in August 1973.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Fifty parting shots from the U.S. Openupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 10:11:00

NEW YORK -- Cleaning out the notebook from the 2008 U.S. Open.

Davenport pulls out of Olympic singlesupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 10:07:00

American veteran Lindsay Davenport has withdrawn from the singles tournament at the Olympics because of a knee injury which has ruined her 2008 season.

Time.com: Williams Lead Olympic Tennis Teamupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 03:00:00

Former gold medalists Venus and Serena Williams are expected to play both singles and doubles for the Olympic team announced Wednesday by the U.S. Tennis Association

Davenport loses comeback match updated: Thu Aug 23 2007 06:27:00

Top seeds Nikolay Davydenko and Svetlana Kuznetsova survived scares at the New Haven tournament, but Lindsay Davenport made a losing return to the court after taking almost a year off to have a child.

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