Projecting which scripts will stand out

Venus, Serena and Fed, oh my! In selecting tennis's top story lines of 2009, Bonnie D. Ford pinpoints the usual suspects -- and discovers some new ones.

Originally Published: January 6, 2009
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

'Tis the season for early Oscar predictions. But we think those movie critics have a soft job, given that they get advance screenings of potential candidates. Who could have scripted the 2008 Wimbledon men's final or foreseen the scramble in the women's rankings? Nonetheless, we'll plunge ahead, figuratively blindfolded, and offer our nominees for tennis' top 10 story lines of 2009:

Will men's tennis behave like a binary equation? We suspect not. But the focus at the beginning of this ...

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