Monday August 6th, 2007

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WhoWhy They're Up
Maria Sharapova
Boding well for a U.S. Open defense, Russian wins first title of 2007, beating Patty Schnyder in San Diego final.
Andy Roddick
Forgoing Taco Bell before matches, wins the Legg Mason event in Washington, D.C., for the third time, beating surprise finalist John Isner.
Tommy Robredo
Struggling of late, the Spaniard returns to the winners circle, beating Jose Acasuso to win the Orange Prokom event in Sopot, Poland.
John Isner
Let'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 Radwanska
Ascending Pole beats Vera Dusevina to win first title of her career, the Nordea Nordic Light Open in Stockholm, Sweden.
Sania Mirza
Falls to Sharapova in San Diego, but another solid week of tennis for Indian star.
Doubles winners
The Bryans (pictured) in D.C. Fyrstenberg and Matkowski delight the Polish crowds, taking Sopot. Medina Garrigues and Ruano Pascual in Stockholm.
Elena Bovina
Nice to see oft-injured Russian back and winning some matches.
Pilot Pen Tennis
Gleefully gives a wild card to Andy Murray.
Jan Kristian Silva
His 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 tennis
This 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.
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WhoAll tied up?
Gael Monfils
Erratic 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."
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WhoWhy They're Down
ATP match-fixing allegations
Something is rotten in Sopot.
Jelena Jankovic
In her first event since Wimbledon, she falls in San Diego to Maria Kirlilenko. Maybe sheneeds to play more often.

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