Monday September 22nd, 2008

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Spain and Argentina
Spain and Argentina
The big winners from Davis Cup this past weekend, they will square off in the final Nov. 21-23.
 
Swizterland, Chile and the other big World Group play-off winners
Swizterland, Chile and the other big World Group playoff winners
Check out this excellent site for all the results.
 
Dinara Safina
Dinara Safina
The hottest player in the women's game not named Williams, wins still another title, crushing Svetlana Kuznetsova to win the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
 
Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva
Russian vet wins her seventh career title, beating Peng Shaui in the final of the TOE Life Ceramics Guangzhou International Women's Open in Guangzhou, China.
 
Doubles Winners
Doubles Winners
Vania King and Nadia Petrova in Tokyo. Koryttseva/Poutchek upset top-seeded Sun and Yan in the final of Guangzhou, China.
 
Stefan Edberg
Stefan Edberg
Former No.1 upends Sergi Bruguera on Sunday to claim his first BlackRock Tour of Champions title, at the Jean-Luc Lagardere Trophy in Paris.
 
Jose Higueras
Jose Higueras
Roger Federer might need a new aide-de-camp. (And no wonder Higueras was watching so many junior matches at the U.S. Open!) Former Spanish top tenner named Director of Coaching for USTA Elite Player Development. Higueras will oversee the program's men's and women's coaching efforts and will work at the USTA Training Centers in Boca Raton, Fla., and Carson, Calif., as well as Palm Springs, Calif., where Higueras lives. He will report to Patrick McEnroe.
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Sam Querrey
Sam Querrey
Fails to win a match in his Davis Cup debut, but has to be pleased with an effort that included taking a set off of Rafael Nadal on clay.
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Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
One has to believe that something?s still not quite right with her finger. Top seed in Tokyo loses another early round match.
 
Davis Cup buzz
Davis Cup buzz
The lack of it -- at least in the States -- was thrown into particularly sharp relief coinciding with the Ryder Cup. This is a wonderful event that is slowly dying, so last as the ITF fiddles. (Instead, fiddle with the format!)

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