Monday April 21st, 2008

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Serena Williams
Serena Williams
The new hottest player in the women's game. Two weeks after taking the Sony Ericsson event on hard courts, Williams wins the Charleston Family Circle Cup Tier I, her first clay of the year. Run to the title included a third-set statement win over Maria Sharapova.
 
Roger Federer
Roger Federer
Back in the winner's circle for the first time since 2007, world No. 1 takes Estoril event. He didn't exactly have to beat a Murderer's Row to win, but this has to be good for the confidence.
 
Marcel Granollers-Pujol
Marcel Granollers-Pujol
Little-known Spaniard wins first ATP title beating James Blake in the final of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston.
 
David Ferrer
David Ferrer
Indefatigable Spaniard beats countryman (and defending champ) Nicolas Almagro to win the Valencia title. If Nadal isn't a full strength, here are two serious contenders for Roland Garros.
 
Maria Kirilenko
Maria Kirilenko
Russian defeats Iveta Benesova in Estoril for her third career title. Then teams up with Flavia (Flav) Pennetta to take the doubles.
 
Mario Ancic
Mario Ancic
This is really impressive. Do ATP board meetings count for CLE credit?
 
Larry Scott
Larry Scott
WTA CEO inducted into Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame
 
Martin Verkerk
Resurgent vets
Younes El Aynauoi and Martin Verkerk won challengers in Switzerland and Greece, respectively.
 
Doubles Winners
Doubles winners
Srebotnik and Sugiyama in Charleston. Gulbis and Schuettler in Houston. Coetzee and Moodie in Valencia. 19-21.
 
Jim Courier
Jim Courier
Beats Wayne Ferreira to win the Residences at the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman event. His junior tennis documentary, Unstrung, will air Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m. on ESPN Classic.
 
Deuce
Nikolay Davydenko
Nikolay Davydenko
Russian reaches the Estoril final and battles with Federer, but forced to retire with leg injury.

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