Classy in San Diego
|Who||Why They're Up|
Maria SharapovaBoding well for a U.S. Open defense, Russian wins first title of 2007, beating Patty Schnyder in San Diego final.
Andy RoddickForgoing Taco Bell before matches, wins the Legg Mason event in Washington, D.C., for the third time, beating surprise finalist John Isner.
Tommy RobredoStruggling of late, the Spaniard returns to the winners circle, beating Jose Acasuso to win the Orange Prokom event in Sopot, Poland.
John IsnerLet's hear it for college tennis. Four-year player at Georgia, recently turned pro and quickly made his first ATP final -- winning five straight matches in third-set tiebreaks. The "American Karlovic," has already been rewarded with a Cincinnati wild card next week.
Agnieszka RadwanskaAscending Pole beats Vera Dusevina to win first title of her career, the Nordea Nordic Light Open in Stockholm, Sweden.
Sania MirzaFalls to Sharapova in San Diego, but another solid week of tennis for Indian star.
Doubles winnersThe Bryans (pictured) in D.C. Fyrstenberg and Matkowski delight the Polish crowds, taking Sopot. Medina Garrigues and Ruano Pascual in Stockholm.
Elena BovinaNice to see oft-injured Russian back and winning some matches.
Pilot Pen TennisGleefully gives a wild card to Andy Murray.
Jan Kristian SilvaHis prowess was strictly grapevine stuff as of a few weeks ago; now suddenly, the little dude is everywhere. And check out the obligatory YouTube clip.
San Diego tennisThis was the last year for the Acura Classic tournament. But if the WTA knows what's good for itself, it will reward this tennis market with another event in '09.
|Who||All tied up?|
Gael MonfilsErratic Frenchman reaches D.C. semis before losing to Isner in -- yes -- a third-set tie-breaker. Then he delivers this gem of a quote: "I'm not arrogant, but ... it's tough when you are so better than another guy and then he beats you."
|Who||Why They're Down|
ATP match-fixing allegationsSomething is rotten in Sopot.
Jelena JankovicIn her first event since Wimbledon, she falls in San Diego to Maria Kirlilenko. Maybe sheneeds to play more often.