Monday May 5th, 2008

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Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
King of clay wins a fourth straight title in Barcelona beating countryman David Ferrer in the finals.
 
Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva
Russian wins sixth title of her career, beating Victoria Azarenka in the finals of Prague.
 
Fernando Gonzalez
Fernando Gonzalez
Chilean veteran takes his tenth career title in Munich.
 
Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
Argentine takes her third career title beating Anabel Medina Garrigues for the Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem title in Fez.
 
Younes El Aynaoui
Younes El Aynaoui
Thirty-six-year-old Moroccan back in business. Reached semifinals in Munich and takes a set off of Gonzalez.
 
Doubles winners
Doubles winners
The Bryans (left) score a clay title in Barcelona. Germans Berrer and Scheuttler win in Munich. Czech mates Hlavackova and Hradecka in Prague. Cirstea and Pavlyuchenkova in Fez.
 
World Team Tennis
World Team Tennis
Serena Williams (left) announces that she'll play for the Washington (Carl) Kastles.
 
Richard Deitsch
Richard Deitsch
Member of SI tennis coverage team, scores a prestigious Knight-Wallace Fellowship.
 
John McEnroe
John McEnroe
Beats Jim Courier and Pete Sampras(!) in Boston.
 
Deuce
Wimbledon
Wimbledon
Agrees to raise prize money and announces that the roof construction is proceeding apace. But commits the potentially disastrous unforced error of scheduling no play on middle Sunday.
 
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James Blake
James Blake
Fourth-seed in Barcelona loses first match to Denis Gremelmayr.
 
Maria Sharapova and WTA
Maria Sharapova and WTA
Current feud goes to the essence of independent contractors participating in league. Stayed tuned, this one could get good. (And wouldn't a credible players' union be handy in these cases?)

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