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Dominant 20: Nadia Comaneci's joy while watching Simona Halep win the French Open

Simona Halep was a No. 1 who'd never won a major -- until the 2018 French Open. Gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci shares the joy of seeing her countrywoman finally win, and what it means to their nation.

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The Dominant 20: We rank the best athletes of 2018

Comebacks? Records? Those are nice. But Peter Keating says the 20 most dominant athletes of 2018 made our list by redefining the impossible.

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Looking ahead to '19

So long to the little four of men's tennis

Sure, they have not disappeared from the game for good, but no more will we be talking about David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet as Grand Slam threats.

These matches changed the trajectory of the 2018 tennis season

No, these were not the most memorable, or even the best, matches of 2018. But Naomi Osaka, Kevin Anderson and Dominic Thiem came up with wins that were as pivotal as any this season.

Why 2019 could finally be the year of the Big Four's demise

Sure, debating which outsider is most likely to knock off the Big Four is nothing new. But something tells us it might actually happen in 2019.

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At Wimbledon, is it a tiebreaker or a backbreaker?

Wimbledon's announced fifth-set tiebreaker seemed progressive, but the 12-all tiebreaker's wear on the winner will still be damaging.

On ATP Tour, change doesn't always come back correctly

The ATP tinkered, altered and adjusted to try to quicken play -- all with the hope that a good time would be had by all.

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Barty: I don't take Aussie support for granted

Australian tennis star Ashleigh Barty loves the home court advantage at the Australian Open and is looking forward to the start of the season.

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One setback won't take away from Novak Djokovic's comeback to stardom

Yes, Novak Djokovic fell in the ATP World Finals championship match, but his season will go down as perhaps the most important of his career.

The Ivan Lendl effect on Alexander Zverev is no laughing matter

Behind every great player is often a great coach. Such is the case for ATP World Tour Finals winner Alexander Zverev and his coach, Ivan Lendl.

Zverev upsets Djokovic to win ATP Finals title

Alexander Zverev stunned Novak Djokovic to win his maiden ATP Finals title in dominant fashion at London's O2 Arena.

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