|Who||Why They're Up|
Justine HeninBelgian puts the capstone on a thoroughly dominating season, beating Maria Sharapova to win the WTA Championships again.
Maria SharapovaA forgettable year ends on a plus note, as she beats a slew of top opponents and plays Henin tough in a memorable Madrid final.
David FerrerUpset Novak Djokovic in an early result from the Shanghai Masters Cup.
Venus WilliamsShe didn't make Madrid, but she did launch her line of inexpensive threads.
Liezel Huber and Cara BlackEven before winning Madrid, they clinched the top doubles rankings for 2007.
Madrid CrowdsGuess there's no Spanish equivalent for "lame duck." The WTA holds its last year-end event in the Spanish capital, yet the crowds came anyway.
|Who||All tied up?|
Nikolay DavydenkoNow his wife and brother are being investigated. But nice to know the man has fans.
|Who||Why They're Down|
Tommy Haas poisoning allegationsWho cares about the writers' strike when you have tennis plotlines?
Serena WilliamsAfter starting '07 with such promise, her slow burn culminates with an injury withdrawal from the Sony Ericsson Championships.
Alessio Di MauroItalian journeyman gets clipped with a ban for gambling on tennis. OK, it's bad judgementissimo to wager on your sport. But at a time when each week brings a new player alleging he was asked by a shady underworld figure to throw a match, let's hope the ATP investigation goes beyond a little-known pro putting $20 on online wagers.