Monday May 4th, 2009

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Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Wins the all-Russian contest, beating top-ranked Dinara Safina (wanted to write the clause just once while I still can) in the Stuttgart final.
 
Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
Another clay event, another title. Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in the Rome final. And the inexorable march to Paris goes on.
 
Guillermo Coria
Guillermo Coria
Former top five player calls it a career at age 27.
 
Doubles Winners
Doubles Winners
Nenad Zinomjic and Daniel Nestor in Rome. Nadia Petrova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands (who's had a great past two weeks) in Stuttgart.
 
Jim Courier
Jim Courier
Twitters during match against John McEnroe. A publicity stunt? Sure. But at least someone is trying.
 
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
Holds his own in the global tennis showdown.
 
Bobby Cremins
Bobby Cremins
A shout-out to the College of Charleston.
 
Stephen Bacala of LSU and Jessica Adler of Dartmouth
Stephen Bacala of LSU and Jessica Adler of Dartmouth
Selected as the 2009 Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Internship Award Program winners.
 
Tennis Twittering
Tennis Twittering
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Djokovic Family
Djokovic family
ATP's Belgrade event -- and its astronomically high "conflict of interest" quotient -- kicks off today. But nice that a tennis hotbed is getting rewarded with a pro event.
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Roger Federer
Roger Federer
Remains winless in 2009. Paul Annacone, where are you?
 
James Blake
James Blake
The wheels are officially off, Oliver Perez style. The good news: Blake has always been a streaky player, so maybe he can clean the slate after clay season.
 
Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
Rome and Madrid are now off the schedule as we close in on a year without singles matches thanks to the shoulder injury.

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