Monday June 25th, 2007

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Justine Henin
In a nice confidence boost heading into Wimbledon, top seed at Eastbourne, England, wins title, beating Amelie Mauresmo in a third-set tiebreak in the final. (Nice show for Mauresmo, too.)
Ivo Karlovic
Playing in third final -- each on a different surface -- Dr. Ivo wins Nottingham, England, title, beating Arnie Clement in the final. Talk about a guy no one wants to face at Wimbledon.
Anna Chakvetadze
In a minor upset, Russian comer beat Jelena Jankovic (from the Serbo-Croatian jank, meaning "play," and ovic, meaning "every friggin' week.") to take the Ordina Open in Den Bosch, Netherlands. From the file-this-away category: Chakvetadze is now 5-2 against Jankovic.
Ivan Ljubicic
Croatian aced his way past Dutch qualifier Peter Wessels to take men's event in Den Bosch.
Guillermo Coria
Former top-five player settles with nutritional-supplement company. The more you follow this, the more obvious it becomes that Coria is the rare athlete who had every right to proclaim his innocence in the face of a positive doping result. Now that he has his name back, let's see if he can get his game back.
Mats Wilander
Candor rules.
Doubles winners
Raymond and Stosur (pictured) in Eastbourne. Jamie Murray and Butorac in Nottingham. Chan and Chuang in Den Bosch women's; Coetzee and Wassen upset Paes and Damm to win the men's side.
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WhoAll tied up?
Christie's Auction House
Check out links 46-48 and I think you'll see the wares of a familiar name.
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Serena Williams-Justine Henin
Good for fans but it stinks that two most likely candidates to win Wimbledon have to face each other in the quarterfinals.
Nicolas Mahut-Arnaud Clement
Frenchies draw each other in round one despite having reached the final of a grass tune-up.
Andy Murray
British hopeful drops out of Wimbledon with injured wrist.

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