David slays Goliath
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David NalbandianThe plot thickens ... The Fed-buster of old tops Tomas Berdych, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and then Roger Federer en route to taking Madrid Masters title.
Justine HeninBelgian wins her ninth title of the year, beating Tatiana Golovin in the final to take the Zurich Open title. Um, nice year.
Mario AncicNice to see injury-prone Croatian back in business.
Tatiana GolovinHenin notwithstanding, has there been a better player this fall?
Jaslyn HewittCriticize her brother (left) at your peril.
Joe TorreSo, what are you going to be doing now that you're leaving the Bronx Zoo? "I may show up at Wimbledon."
Doubles winnersKveta Peschke and Rennae Stubbs in Zurich. The Bryans in Madrid.
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Serena WilliamsDown nine games to nothing and "running on empty," she retires from her first match in Zurich. Speaking of running on empty ...
Rafael NadalSuffers his worst defeat in three years in Madrid quarters. Chart his results pre- and post-Wimbledon and you're looking at two very different sets of coordinates.
Amélie MauresmoAnother player who ought to shut it down for 2007. Loses her first match in Zurich to Alona Bondarenko, adding to a disappointing, injury-addled year.
James BlakeLoses early in Madrid, not exactly bringing much momentum to Davis Cup.
Belgrade bellesJelena Jankovic (left) and Anna Ivanovic both lose early and in straight sets in Zurich.