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2013 BTB Awards: The best reads of the year

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Li Na finished the year a career-high No. 3, and reached the finals of the WTA Tour Championships. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Li Na finished the year a career-high No. 3, and reached the finals of the WTA Tour Championships. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Beyond The Baseline awards are our look back at the best — and worst — of the tennis season. Today we look back on some of our favorite reads of the season. Click here for our complete archive of year-end awards.

The New York Times: Li Na, China’s Tennis Rebel

• Grantland: Nadal vs. Djokovic: Metal Gods on Fire

• Grantland: W�mbledämmerung: Surveying the carnage at the most terrifying tennis tournament in recent memory

ESPN the Magazine: They Want Another Serena

• Tennis.com: Lonely at the Top

Andy Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon this year. (Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Andy Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon this year. (Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

• SI.com: Murray, Janowicz Become Beacons of National Pride at Wimbledon

• espnW: From Russia, With Topspin

• TenniShorts.com: Why Queens Club Will Be The Death of British Tennis

• Deadspin: Why do tennis players say ‘Come on’ so much?

• James McGee: Financing the Tour

Tornado Alicia Black reached the finals of the U.S. Open girls' singles tournament this year. (Al Bello/Getty Images Sport)

Tornado Alicia Black reached the finals of the U.S. Open girls’ singles tournament this year. (Al Bello/Getty Images Sport)

• espnW: Greatness is forecast for Tornado Black

• Tennis.com: Tennis through the lens

USA Today: U.S. Open: Let the Gamesmanship Begin

• ESPN.com: The Match Maker

• SB Nation: Call it a comeback

• Grantland: Wild is the wind

Wall Street Journal: America’s sputtering tennis factory

 

  • Published On Nov 27, 2013
  • 4 comments
    NinaCanet
    NinaCanet

    SB Nation: Call it a comeback is the most biased, unfair and horrible piece of writing I've ever read. If fanatics are allowed to write what they want and vilify a player they don't like without legitimate reason, just solely to put their favorite on a pedestal, does that makes them a valuable voice that merits a read and attention? What a waste of my time, it disgusts me as no other article has done this year. 

    racquetMan
    racquetMan

    That Wimbledämmerung piece is a whole other level of writing.  Fantastic.

    PatrickFinley
    PatrickFinley

    Thank you very much for the links to these articles, especially the ones on Sloane Stephens, Li Na, and the Spartak Club in Moscow.  With all the cross-linking that goes on in the tennis press, I'm a little surprised I missed them.  I'm grateful that you shared them with us now.