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Kvitova and Navratilova's Wimbledonupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 16:24:00

Champions Martina Navratilova and Petra Kvitova take CNN for an exclusive tour of the Wimbledon courts. Jon Wertheim: Don't count on U.S. Open roof anytime soonupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 19:15:00

Simple question: Will the USTA ever build a roof? Along with 50,000 other people, I got rained out today and I'm not happy about it! -- Salil, Long Island, N.Y.

Kvitova stuns Sharapova to claim Wimbledon crownupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 09:22:00

Petra Kvitova stunned Maria Sharapova in straight sets 6-3 6-4 to claim the Wimbledon women's singles title Saturday.

Kvitova wins Wimbledonupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 09:22:00

Petra Kvitova speaks with CNN's Pedro Pinto after claiming her first Grand Slam title.

Sharapova to face Kvitova in Wimbledon finalupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 05:38:00

Maria Sharapova powered her way to a first Wimbledon final in seven years after she brushed aside Sabine Lisicki to set up a meeting with Petra Kvitova.

Sharapova on her brand and inspirationsupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 05:38:00

CNN's Ayesha Durgahee interviews Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon 2011. Bruce Jenkins: Francesca Schiavone, Marion Bartoli blaze distinctive paths to French Open semifinalupdated: Tue May 31 2011 16:53:00

They come from worlds of their own, driven by passion, ingenuity and a competitive spirit. If you want to know what's missing in American women's tennis, be sure to catch Thursday's French Open semifinal between Francesca Schiavone and Marion Bartoli -- and take full notice of two women who dare to be different. Bruce Jenkins: French Open flameout puts Wozniacki's shortcomings in focusupdated: Fri May 27 2011 16:02:00

It might be best for Caroline Wozniacki if she doesn't even look at what's left of the French Open women's draw. It will only make her more depressed. Bruce Jenkins: Tennis Channel comes of age with pitch-perfect coverageupdated: Tue May 24 2011 13:23:00

Tennis Channel has come of age, and at the perfect time: during a Grand Slam event, with the whole world watching. Bruce Jenkins: No shortage of plotlines at this week's Madrid Mastersupdated: Thu May 05 2011 18:36:00

The women's tour may be in a chaotic stage just now, with so many top players either injured or off-form, but the men's draw in this week's Madrid event has the look of a major. It's easy to project a Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic final, and that's definitely what everyone wants to see, but consider the other storylines: Bruce Jenkins: As big dogs shine in Miami, Federer bristles at criticismupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 16:55:00

It has been an interesting tournament so far at Key Biscayne, none of the headline-makers more interesting than ... Martina Navratilova? Bruce Jenkins: Justine Henin's departure is a blow for the sportupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 12:25:00

Justine Henin's retirement is one of the most discouraging episodes in the sport's recent history, and no one seems more crushed than Justine herself. In a recent press conference, she described her decision as a "sentence," dictated by her long-tormented elbow, and sounded as if she'd be haunted by this injury during the remaining years of her prime.

Martina Navratilova's greatest battleupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 05:24:00

In September, Martina Navratilova discussed her battle with breast cancer and the decision to share her story. Martina Navratilova Recovering in Hospital After Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 18:28:00

The tennis pro was attempting to climb the Tanzanian mountain for charity when she developed fluid in her lungs

Unwell Navratilova abandons charity Kilimanjaro climbupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 13:48:00

Martina Navratilova was forced to abandon her charity climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on Thursday, after the tennis legend became unwell on day four of her first attempt to scale Africa's highest peak.

Navratilova plays through cancerupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 07:26:00

Martina Navratilova won the legends title at the French Open with Jana Novotna while she was also fighting cancer.

Navratilova's inspiring fight with cancerupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 07:26:00

She's arguably the greatest women's tennis player of all time, an icon in women's sports. So when Martina Navratilova agreed to have CNN follow her throughout her breast cancer treatment, I wondered what it would be like covering such a strong, accomplished individual. Martina Navratilova: I Am Cancer Freeupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 09:07:00

After six weeks of radiation, the tennis legend feels "as good as new" Bruce Jenkins: Clijsters emerges as player to beat on women's sideupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 16:44:00

If the tour's young players have difficulty relating to the Williams sisters, so adept at balancing tennis against off-court pursuits, imagine their take on Kim Clijsters. In a tournament fraught with peril -- the upsets, the heat, the humidity -- Clijsters moves quietly and comfortably in a world entirely her own.

Navratilova: My cancer battleupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 19:54:00

It's been a life filled with the highest of highs, and the lowest of lows for tennis great Martina Navratilova.

Around Roland Garros with Martinaupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 19:54:00

Martina Navratilova takes us on a tour of Roland Garros, home of the French Open.

Bryan brothers beat the 'Woodies' career title recordupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 12:32:00

Identical twins Bob and Mike Bryan carved their place in tennis history as they wrapped up a record-breaking career doubles title in Los Angeles.

Bank of West Classic reaches 40 yearsupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 14:02:00

This week's Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California, reaches a notable milestone as the tournament celebrates its 40th year -- the oldest WTA Tour event on the circuit. Jon Wertheim: More response to argument for Serena as greatest everupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 11:41:00

Most of the mail this week both rebutted and supported my suggestion that Serena Williams is the GOAT of women's tennis. As usual, lop off 10 percent of the responses from both extremes, and we have a civil, engaging discussion. Some recurring themes: Jon Wertheim: In defense of Serena as GOAT, more mailupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 11:41:00

Did you really says Serena is the GOAT in this week's Sports Illustrated? --Jeff H., New York Bruce Jenkins: Serena not greatest ever beyond debate ... yetupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 16:01:00

Two things came to mind last week when colleague Jon Wertheim deemed Serena Williams the greatest female player of all time. First, that I hadn't heard it mentioned before, at least among the sport's most respected observers, and certainly not with such conviction. Secondly -- and not surprisingly -- Jon's claim made a great deal of sense.

Why Wimbledon is just so specialupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 11:13:00

Boris Becker says it's the "most important tournament of them all."

Kim Clijsters talks Wimbledonupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 11:13:00

World rank number eight Kim Clijsters tells CNN why Wimbledon is such a prestigious tournament. Bruce Jenkins: Serena flexes muscle at Wimbledon to move up all-time Slams listupdated: Sat Jul 03 2010 12:25:00

Three quick thoughts from the women's final at Wimbledon on Saturday:

Martina Navratilova talks Wimbledonupdated: Sat Jun 26 2010 13:55:00

Martina Navratilova talks about this year's Wimbledon and the longest tennis match in history.

Queen Elizabeth visits Wimbledonupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 12:23:00

Britain's Queen Elizabeth visited Wimbledon on Thursday, her first visit to the annual tennis tournament in 33 years.

Martina Navratilova has breast cancerupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 00:36:00

Nine-time Wimbledon tennis champion Martina Navratilova said Wednesday she has breast cancer.

Legendary tennis star has breast cancerupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 23:06:00

Martina Navratilova tells CNN's Larry King about her battle with breast cancer.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova says she has breast cancerupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 23:06:00

Nine-time Wimbledon tennis champion Martina Navratilova said Wednesday she has breast cancer. Martina Navratilova Has Breast Cancerupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 15:31:00

"I cried," the tennis legend, 53, tells PEOPLE. "It knocked me on my ass, really" Bruce Jenkins: Leave it to a couple of men to sully a classy affairupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 11:28:00

As the "Hit for Haiti" exhibition descended into farce at Indian Wells the other night, I couldn't help but wonder what Steffi Graf was thinking. The sight of a lithe, spirited Graf had been a highlight of the women's event -- and then her husband and Pete Sampras decided the whole thing was about them. It's very hard to screw up an event of such class and integrity, but these two guys pulled it off. Jon Wertheim: Write-for-Haiti, Isner's mystery seed, more mailupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 12:18:00

Will you organize a write-for-Haiti in the same spirit as the fine practice session organized by the tennis pros? Can't see a good reason you wouldn't want to. --Thomas Richter, San Francisco, Calif.

Rugby star Gareth Thomas: I'm gayupdated: Sun Dec 20 2009 15:32:00

A former international rugby star has shocked the sports world by revealing that he is gay. Farber: Welcome to the Thrill Listsupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 12:55:00

During these daunting economic days, the sports fan, more than ever, deserves real bang for the buck. In that context, the Thrill Lists were born. These enumerate the athletes, past and present, who most infallibly have kept us on the edge of our seats; the men and women (and horses) whom we would pay to see. Jon Wertheim: Grunting may not be so bad for tennisupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 13:49:00

I've been agonizing over this column for hours. So I thought I'd -- AWWWWW-HUHHHHHH!!!! -- emulate some of my favorite tennis players and -- NUUUUUSH-EHHHHHHH!! -- alleviate some of the stress of the moment by -- VVVVUHHHHH-TUHHHHHTTT!!!! -- grunting.

Top seed Serena reaches Paris second roundupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 14:55:00

Top seed and world number one Serena Williams cruised into the second round of the Paris Indoor Open with a straight sets victory over Czech left-hander Iveta Benesova on Wednesday. Jon Wertheim: Sharapova's strength, ranking the top women and the Greatest Generation updated: Wed Oct 01 2008 12:24:00

As someone who covers a variety of other sports, how do think tennis players stack up as far as athletes? -- John, Hong Kong

French Open mixed doubles winnersupdated: Fri May 23 2008 13:36:00

Year -- Mixed Doubles Champions

Roland Garros past doubles winnersupdated: Fri May 23 2008 13:34:00

Some of the tennis world's biggest stars have competed and won in the doubles event. Jon Wertheim: Lindsay leads the money game; Fed Cup comes up shortupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 10:46:00

It's Spring Break here in these parts, so a small Mailbag.... Rita Mae Brown: Loves Cats, Hates Marriageupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 19:00:00

She kick-started modern lesbian lit and got kicked out of NOW. Writer Rita Mae Brown may have been radical in her day, but now she pens mysteries and goes fox hunting. Which is just fine with her. Jon Wertheim: How Davenport did it, updates on Seles and Capriatiupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 23:15:00

First, Serena Williams wins the Australian Open out of shape and ranked No. 87 in the world. Then Venus wins Wimbledon ranked in the 20s after not getting past the quarters of a Grand Slam since she won Wimbledon two years before. Jon Wertheim: French Open midterm gradesupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 02:45:00

Halfway through the French Open, the hosts are hard to come by, as are the Americans. But a certain Spaniard and Swiss Mister are still on course to meet in the final. And we get our Henin-Serena match, plus a resurgent Sharapova and a Serb in insurgence. All in all, a fine first week. Herewith, our midterm grades.

French Open mixed doubles winnersupdated: Thu May 24 2007 12:15:00

2006 -- Katarina Srebotnik&Nenad Zimonjic

Roland Garros past doubles winnersupdated: Thu May 24 2007 12:14:00

Some of the tennis world's biggest stars have coompeted and won in the doubles event. Regularly scheduled programmingupdated: Tue May 22 2007 17:20:00

Programming note: Check in later this week for our 2007 French Open Seed Reports. The ties that bindupdated: Thu Apr 19 2007 15:53:00

Could there be a bigger honor for an athlete than representing her country in competition? Fit or unfit?updated: Wed Apr 18 2007 10:34:00

You say "Serena Williams has reclaimed the mythical title as best pound-for-pound player in women's tennis (insert joke here) right now." I get so tired of the tennis media (white guys) making these pejorative and or sexist statements about female tennis athletes. When will you guys get it? Tennis is a real sport, although it is a "niche" sport (as you call it).

Candy Reid's momentous moments mailbagupdated: Tue Nov 21 2006 08:49:00

Well it's been another fabulous year of tennis, and although I know many of the top players want a longer off-season, for me it seems too long. Just like a summer of no football. Awful!

Navratilova bows out with a titleupdated: Sun Sep 10 2006 06:37:00

Martina Navratilova crowned her magnificent career by teaming up with Bob Bryan to win the U.S. Open mixed doubles final on Saturday.

Navratilova bows out at Wimbledonupdated: Thu Jul 06 2006 12:45:00

Martina Navratilova took her final bow at Wimbledon on Thursday after failing in her bid to set a record for All England Club titles.

Candy Reid's Tennis Mailbagupdated: Mon May 15 2006 04:38:00

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Martinez announces her retirementupdated: Sat Apr 15 2006 07:07:00

Conchita Martinez, the only Spanish woman to win the Wimbledon singles title, announced her retirement on Saturday.

Mixed Doubles Championsupdated: Thu Jun 16 2005 07:58:00

The mixed championships were introduced in 1913. Elizabeth Ryan took the title seven times between 1919 and 1934.

Wimbledon Single Champions (1877-2004)updated: Thu Jun 16 2005 05:40:00

The most successful male players in the history of Wimbledon are Pete Sampras and William Renshaw who took the title seven times. The most successful female player is Martina Navratilova who clinched victory at Church Road nine times between 1978 and 1990.

Henin-Hardenne reaches semifinalsupdated: Thu Aug 19 2004 14:17:00

World No 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium overcame France's Mary Pierce 6-4 6-4 to set up an Olympic semifinal with French Open champion Anastasia Myskina.

Venus, Roddick and Martina impressupdated: Sun Aug 15 2004 05:05:00

Defending champion Venus Williams swept past Melinda Czink of Hungary in 57 minutes to open the Olympic tennis tournament on Sunday.

Austria bid to host Fed Cup climaxupdated: Tue Jul 13 2004 10:44:00

Austria want to host the Fed Cup Final Four tournament, national tennis officials said Tuesday, after the country's sensational upset of the United States.

Austria oust U.S. from Fed Cupupdated: Sun Jul 11 2004 13:01:00

Barbara Schwartz produced a heroic 7-6 4-6 10-8 win over Lisa Raymond as Austria beat the U.S. in the Fed Cup for the second time in three years.

Navratilova rolling back the yearsupdated: Mon Jun 21 2004 11:33:00

Martina Navratilova rolled back the years with an almost effortless 6-0 6-1 victory over Colombian Catalina Castano at Wimbledon on Monday.

Navratilova makes Wimbledon returnupdated: Wed Jun 16 2004 11:02:00

Nine-time champion Martina Navratilova said Wednesday she has accepted a wildcard to play singles at Wimbledon for the first time in 10 years.

Navratilova ponders Wimbledon dateupdated: Mon Jun 14 2004 14:37:00

Martina Navratilova may turn down the Wimbledon wildcard offered to her by the grand slam's organizers as the rigors of singles play catch up with the 47-year-old.

Martina plays singles at Wimbledonupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 14:36:00

Martina Navratilova returns to Wimbledon singles this month a decade after bowing out after being given a wildcard by organizers on Friday.

Unimpressive Venus into round twoupdated: Tue May 25 2004 10:14:00

Fourth seed Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the French Open with a patchy 6-2 6-4 win over Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn.

Martina back on the singles trailupdated: Thu May 13 2004 10:15:00

Martina Navratilova will play singles at a grand slam event for the first time in 10 years at the French Open later this month, organizers said in Paris.

Henin-Hardenne quits in Charlestonupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 03:19:00

World number one Justine Henin-Hardenne has pulled out of this week's WTA Family Circle Cup because of hypoglycemia, a condition caused by low blood sugar levels.

Henin-Hardenne is next for Safinaupdated: Mon Apr 05 2004 15:05:00

Russia's Dinara Safina beat Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand 6-1 6-3 and set up a second-round match with world No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne in Florida.

Navratilova makes singles comebackupdated: Sat Apr 03 2004 02:38:00

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is to return to competitive singles action at the age of 47.

Williams sisters join 'dream team'updated: Thu Mar 25 2004 13:22:00

Serena and Venus Williams join forces as part of a USA "dream team" for their Fed Cup tie in Slovenia next month.

Seles hoping for emotional returnupdated: Tue Mar 23 2004 09:02:00

Monica Seles could make an emotional return to tennis at the French Open in May after coming through her first match in 10 months unscathed.

Seeded Schiavone is shown the doorupdated: Mon Feb 23 2004 13:54:00

Francesca Schiavone became the first seed to fall at the Dubai Open on Monday when she was outplayed 6-4 6-4 by Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Fortune: Finding nuts in the forest, the story they dare not print, and why workers are safe under capitalism. THE EARTH AND ITS FRIENDSupdated: Mon Jan 29 1990 00:01:00

Morgan Fairchild, blonde bombshell, is an environmentalist. So is David Duke, Louisiana legislator and former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. So is tennis lady Martina Navratilova....

Fortune: TOO MANY MAKE-ANY-EXCUSE C.E.O.S They rationalize, revise history, turn logic on its head -- anything to collect their fat bonusupdated: Mon Jul 21 1986 00:01:00

After the women's final at last year's U.S. Open, spectators waited anxiously: How would Martina Navratilova behave after having just lost to the superior skills of someone else? Would she blame he...

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