Monday October 8th, 2007

WhoWhy They're Up
Justine Henin
Belgian toughs out an injury and beats Tatiana Golovin in the final to win Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. For Henin, that makes eight titles this year. Don't hear much debate these days about WTA's top player.
Tommy Robredo
Top seed in Metz, France, lives up to his billing and takes title, putting himself in prime position for Shanghai Masters Cup in the process.
David Ferrer
Breakthrough 2007 continues. The top seed after Roger Federer withdrew, Ferrer coasts past Richard Gasquet in the final to win the Japan Open.
Virginia Razzano
French veteran wins her second title in two weeks, saving match points and upsetting Venus Williams in the final to prevail in the women's portion of the AIG event in Tokyo. (All the Williams haters are invited to check out Venus' postmatch quotes.)
Pauline Parmentier
Unseeded Frenchwoman takes first title of her career in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Andy Murray
Takes a wild card in Metz and reaches final, his first strong event since the spring.
Ivo Karlovic
Dr. Ivo hits 1,000th ace, upsetting Lleyton Hewitt in the AIG quarters -- shades of Wimbledon '03.
Doubles winners
Peschke and Stubbs in Stuttgart. Clement and Llodra in Metz. Sun and Yan in Tokyo; Kerr and Lindstedt on the men's side.
Travis Helgeson
Top Georgia player held off Robert Farrah to win Polo Ralph Lauren Championships in Tulsa, Okla. (Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey of UVA took the doubles.)
WhoAll tied up?
Nadia Petrova
Takes a set off of Jelena Jankovic in Stuttgart but then retires with a hip injury.
Serena Williams
Nice to see her back, but she falls in Stuttgart quarters in straight sets to Svetlana Kuznetsova.
WhoWhy They're Down
Ana Ivanovic
Top seed in Stuttgart loses error-addled match against qualifier Alona Bondarenko.
Stefan Koubek
Austrian veteran disqualified in Metz for on-court tirade.
Irregular betting
Now the women are being implicated.

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