Maria steps out
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Maria SharapovaSuper Bowl party? Not quite. Aussie Open champ continues hot streak, helping Russia defeat Israel in Fed Cup play.
Fernando GonzálezFlayin' Chilean takes Movistar Open in Viña del Mar, Chile, for third time, "winning" the final after Juan Monaco gets hurt.
Sabine LisickiOn the heels of a successful Australian Open, German teenager dominates Lindsay Davenport in Fed Cup.
Ashley HarkleroadGeorgian comes up with two singles wins -- and Davenport recovers Monday to add the third -- to lead U.S. to victory in a rain-addled tie against Germany.
Other Fed Cup heroinesRead all about it here.
José Acasuso (left) and Sebastián PrietoWon Viña del Mar doubles when Monaco hit his foot off the referee's chair and had to be carried off the court.
Joachim Johansson"EuroRoddick" retires, unable to get over shoulder trouble that sabotaged a promising career.
Casey DellacquaMeant to call this to everyone's attention last week. The little-known Australian upsets Amélie Mauresmo to get to the fourth round in Melbourne. Entering this year, she'd barely made $300,000 for her career, an amount that would scarcely cover coaching and travel. Asked how she was going to spend her $75,000 Aussie Open windfall, Dellacqua responded that apart from buying a car, and "my Target shopping spree," she wanted to give some money to "my favorite charity, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation." Funny how many millionaire players get asked the same question and never mention philanthropy.
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Andy MurrayA first-round loser in Melbourne, top Brit out of Davis Cup with knee injury.