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Rafael NadalEn Fuego. Nadal takes his 77th straight clay court match, winning the Rome Masters Series event and becoming an even stronger French Open favorite in the process.
Ana IvanovicSerb caps a week of gutsy tennis by outplaying Svetlana Kuznetsova in the third-set tiebreaker in the finals to win in Berlin.
Akiko MorigamiJapanese veteran wins first title of her career, taking out top-seeded Marion Bartoli in the Prague final.
Fernando GonzalezIn hiding since Australia, Gonzo returns with a nice run to the Rome final.
Svetlana KuznetsovaShe lost the Warsaw final in a heartbreaker, but a three-set win over Justine Henin ought to pad her confidence.
Julia VakulenkoLittle-known Ukranian beats Amelie Mauresmo and Dinara Safina on the same day.
Filippo VolandriNot only beats Roger Federer in straight sets, but backs it up with a solid win over Tom Berdych.
Doubles winnersFabrice Santoro & Nenad Zimonjic snap the Bryans' 17-match win streak in Rome. Lisa Raymond and Sam Stosur triumph in Berlin. The Czech-mates of Cetkovska and Hlavackova win in Prague.
San Marino's Domenico ViciniMade Davis Cup history last week when he took part in his 67th tie, surpassing the record held by Italy's Nicola Pietrangeli.
CBSSigns fairly innovative six-year deal with U.S.T.A. for $145 million, which includes rights to air the U.S. Open.
Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Community College WinnersCoach of the Year Alan Kramer of Abraham Baldwin College (Ga.) and National Player of the Year Hiroko Nishikawa (left) of Hillsborough Community College (Fla.).
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Roger FedererAnother week, another loss, extending a four-tournament losing streak. Losing to Nadal is one thing; falling in straight sets to Fra Filippo Volandri is quite another.
Tony RocheParts with Federer in the wake of the Rome debacle.
Martina HingisA rough week for Switzerland. Gimps to early loss in Berlin and then pulls out of the Rome, the biggest event she's won since her comeback.
Amelie MauresmoLoses in third round of Berlin to Vakulenko, not exactly presaging success at Roland Garros.