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2013 BTB Awards: The best reads of the year

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

 

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