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Andy RoddickThat low-rent intimidation of Kei Nishikori notwithstanding, it was a nice week for the top American, winning the SAP Open title in San Jose, Calif., for the third time.
Maria SharapovaIs there a hotter player in the women's game right now? Aussie Open champ wins the big cash in Doha, Qatar, outlasting old nemesis Vera Zvonareva in the final.
Bridge-building of the Doha eventThis piece by Doug Robson on Israel's Shahar Peer (pictured) is a must-read.
Michaël LlodraFrench lefty wins upset-addled ABM AMRO event in Rotterdam, Netherlands, for the third title of his career. (And nice to see Sweden's Robin Söderling, the losing finalist, back in the mix.)
Davis NalbandianTop seed at the Copa Telmex in Beunos Aires, Argentina, wins his first title on home soil.
Nuria Llagostera VivesSpanish qualifier beats María Emilia Salerni in the final to win in Bogota, Colombia, for the second WTA title of her career.
Gustavus AdolphusHost and No. 3 seed upset defending champions and No. 1 seed UC Santa Cruz 5-4 in Sunday's final at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III National Men's Team Indoor Championship at the Swanson Tennis Center. Gustavus Adolphus College is hosting this year's event for the sixth consecutive year.
ABN AMRO World Tennis TournamentThe Rotterdam event is named ATP Tournament of the Year.
Doubles winnersScott Lipsky and David Martin beat the Bryans in the all-Stanford battle in San Jose. Tomas Berdych and Dmitry Tursunov in Rotterdam. Kveta Peschke and Rennae Stubbs in Doha. Eva Benesova and Bethanie Mattek in Bogota. Agustín Calleri and Luis Horna in Buenos Aires.
Robby GinepriFalls in San Jose semis, but overall a fine week for former U.S. Open semifinalist, beating James Blake, among others.
Anders JarrydSwede successfully defended his BlackRock Tour of Champions title, defeating his countryman, Mikael Pernfors, 6-3, 7-6 in a thrilling final in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Raemon SluiterDutch veteran calls it a career after loss to Llodra in Rotterdam.
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Ana IvanovicTop seed in the Doha cash grab withdraws with left ankle sprain.
Venus WilliamsDefending Wimbledon champ has turned in some odd results of late. But a straight-sets rout at the hands of Dominika Cibulkova?
Rotterdam seedsIs this event star-crossed or what? The withdrawals were minimal this year, but Rafael Nadal (No. 1, pictured), Nikolay Davydenko (2), David Ferrer (3) and Berdych (5) all went down mid-week.
Andy MurrayDragging after his Marseille, France, title last week, Brit goes out to local favorite Robin Haase in Rotterdam. He then compounds matters with this quote that must have the tournament director putting a stop-payment order on the appearance-fee check: "This is just one of those matches you can afford in tournaments like this, it will not affect your ranking like Masters Series or Grand Slams."