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Ann Liguori

Serena Williams of the United States hugs the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus to win the women's singles final match of the 2012 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2012.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

Liguori: Like Fine Wine, Serena Gets Better With Age

US Open champ Serena Williams keeps getting better and better.

09/10/2012

Arthur Ashe Stadium (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Previewing Men’s Semifinals And Women’s Final

Ann Liguori previews the men’s semifinals and women’s final.

09/08/2012

Andy Roddick (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) and Roger Federer (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

Liguori: Did Andy Roddick’s Decision To Retire Stir Roger Federer?

Physically, Roger Federer looks great. Mentally? It would be fascinating to get into his head to see how Andy Roddick’s retirement affected him.

09/06/2012

Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot against Marion Bartoli of France during their women's singles quarterfinal match on Day 10 of the 2012 US Open. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

Liguori: Maria Sharapova Is Mentally Tougher Than Any Woman In Tennis

Mentally, I don’t think that there is any player in the women’s game that is tougher than Maria Sharapova. The 25-year-old showed yet again what she is made of, rallying back from a set down to beat a much-improved Marion Bartoli.

09/05/2012

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Liguori: Serena Deserving Of More Attention As She Vies For No. 15

Meanwhile there is another 30-year-old American who deserves most of the attention and that would be Serena Williams, the strongest female player in tennis history.

09/03/2012

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Liguori: Coaching Great Nick Bollettieri With Advice For The Top American Male Players

Nick Bollettieri’s credentials speak for themselves. The legendary coach has worked with hundreds of players, is credited with developing Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and Monica Seles.

09/01/2012

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Liguori: Which American Male Will Emerge To Carry Torch After Roddick?

With Andy Roddick calling it a career after this US Open, many are asking: What is the state of American tennis?

09/01/2012

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Liguori: Retiring Roddick, King Of Effort, Can No Longer Give His All

Andy Roddick was celebrating his 30th birthday on Thursday. And at approximately 6:03 p.m., he shocked the tennis world.

08/31/2012

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Liguori: All-Class Clijsters Says Goodbye To Singles Game

Kim Clijsters said that the US Open inspired her to do so well, but she inspired so many with her class and grace.

08/30/2012

Brian Baker  (Photo: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/GettyImages)

Liguori: Brian Baker’s Revival Is The Best Comeback Story In Tennis

Brian Baker’s comeback is one of the more intriguing stories at the US Open this year. He is playing in his first US Open since 2005, and what joy he showed after beating Jan Hajek in straight sets on Court 11.

08/29/2012

Sam Querrey of the United States returns a shot against Yen-Hsun Lu of the Chinese Taipei during their men's single first-round match on Day Two of the 2012 U.S. Open. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Liguori: Americans Take Center Stage On Second Day Of US Open

Americans Andy Roddick, Venus Williams, Sam Querrey and Dennis Novikov all won on the second day of the US Open.

08/28/2012

James Blake (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Liguori: James Blake Healthy, On Mission To Rekindle US Open Magic

James Blake, no matter how far he gets in Flushing Meadows, always brings his heart and soul to the court — and New Yorkers eat that up.

08/28/2012

Roger Federer (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Federer – Wise Ol’ Man Still Hungry, Still Winning, Still The Guy To Beat

The wise, old Roger Federer is the man to beat ahead of the 2012 US Open.

08/26/2012

Sign at Augusta National (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images), Condoleezza Rice (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Augusta Can Now Focus On Growing Golf With A Clear Conscience

With today’s major breakthrough Augusta National can finally focus on growing the game.

08/20/2012

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Liguori: Rory McIlroy Takes Golf’s Baton From Tiger

The baton has officially been passed. And I’m not talking about the U.S. women’s world-record, gold-medal, drought-ending performance in the 4 x 100 meter relay.

08/14/2012

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