Maria Sharapova knows life without tennis. And she has no intention on revisiting that gloomy place again.
Jun 13 | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Maria Sharapova joins elite company by becoming only the tenth woman in the Open era to win a career Grand Slam.
Jun 9 | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Does Sara Errani have a chance against Maria Sharapova, one of the sport's titans? Five things to know about the French Open final.
Jun 8 | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Maria Sharapova has battled back from a major injury to reach her first French Open final, which will make her No. 1 again and give her a shot at a career slam.
Jun 7 | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Thursday marked the first Ladies' Day at Roland Garros, but in all the pink trappings -- the court, the manis, the champagne -- the French Tennis Federation only proved it struggles with patriarchal ideals as the rest of French culture.
Jun 7 | By Joanne C. Gerstner
A calm Maria Sharapova and an erratic Petra Kvitova took different routes to French Open victories and will meet in the semifinals.
Jun 6 | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Not the tallest players, Sara Errani and Samantha Stosur use other gifts to win and set up a meeting in the semifinals.
Jun 5 | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Varvara Lepchenko, the last American woman standing, is ousted on a chilly day in Paris but likely attains her Olympic dream.
Jun 4 | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Victoria Azarenka did not play or act like a world No. 1 in Paris. And that's going to be a problem moving forward.
Jun 3 2:04 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Recent U.S. citizen Varvara Lepchenko ousts former champ Francesca Schiavone to advance to the fourth round.
Jun 2 4:10 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Sloane Stephens put together an impressive run at Roland Garros, but it came to an end in Sunday's fourth round and with it, perhaps, a chance at an Olympic berth.
Jun 3 5:26 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
American teenager Sloane Stephens is growing up on and off the tennis court as she advances to the fourth round of the French Open. Her fan base is growing, too.
Jun 1 4:36 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Going into the third round, a trio of young American women remains standing at Roland Garros. But they may not be who you would expect.
May 31 4:42 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Fatigued by her illness, Venus Williams offered little resistance in quick second-round loss at the French Open, one of five American women to fall.
May 31 10:21 AM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Age and health problems have knocked Venus and Serena Williams from the top of the tennis world. Let's appreciate their final years.
May 29 8:33 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Serena Williams was nervous and frustrated in her shocking first-round loss to Virginie Razzano at the French Open, but surprisingly philosophical afterward.
May 29 8:13 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
With talented youngsters leading the way, all 10 American women who've played have made it to the second round at the French Open.
May 28 4:06 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Venus Williams has learned to live with Sjogren's syndrome. And now she's slowly learning how to win with it.
May 27 9:11 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Victoria Azarenka didn't play her best match by a long shot, but she still found a way to collect herself and play her way into the second round despite 60 unforced errors on the day.
May 28 4:04 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Will Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova meet in the French Open final? It's just one of the things we're watching from the women's draw.
May 25 2:24 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Anna Tunnicliffe, Debbie Capozzi and Molly Vandermoer had an interesting idea: Wouldn't it be amazing to try to win gold at the 2012 Olympics by sailing as a team? The American sailors, friends since college, are one step away.
May 24 3:10 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Formerly emotionally fragile and inconsistent, Victoria Azarenka has mastered her emotions with the help of her family and risen calmly to No. 1 in the world.
May 24 8:56 AM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
At 29, Amber Wing is a veteran in her sport of wakeboarding. With a decade of experience behind her, she's still on top of her game and working to earn more titles and exposure.
Apr 26 | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Forty years and 863 wins ago, C. Vivian Stringer started her career with a whistle and a dream. Recently, the Rutgers coach sat down with espnW to discuss the opportunities that Title IX has created and the challenges that still remain.
Apr 24 12:58 PM ET | By Joanne C. Gerstner
Yes, the U.S. and Canada still dominate women's hockey, but many players and coaches say other countries are improving and deserve more support.
Apr 16 | By Joanne C. Gerstner