Eye on All England
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Andy RoddickSaves a match point in the final to win his fourth straight Artois title. Plus, watch this interview and I defy you not to come away with an improved impression of the guy.
Jelena JankovicHardest-working in tennis takes out Maria Sharapova in the final to win the Birmingham, England, title.
Tomas BerdychBeats Marcos Baghdatis in the final to take Gerry Weber event in Halle, Germany.
Nicolas MahutReaches Artois final and comes within a forehand pass of passing. Alas, he now has to try and qualify for Wimbledon.
Doubles winnersThe streaking Knowles and Nestor at Artois. Tapei personalities Chan and Chuang win in Birmingham. Aspelin and Knowle in Halle.
Kent KinnearScore one for Indiana. Former pro named USTA national coach. Kinnear joins the men's coaching staff and will work primarily from the USTA player-development headquarters in Key Biscayne, Fla., and will begin by working with the 2007 Pan Am Games team this summer.
Brenda Schultz-McCarthyThirty-six year-old qualifies in Birmingham. (Then loses first round match to Vania King, 7-6, 7-6.)
Tommy RobredoMove over Amanda Beard ...
Marc GicquelDude recovered from a low blow to win his match in Halle. (And what a great photo.)
Lindsay DavenportWelcomes a son into the world.
Meilen TuAmerican veteran is now in the top 40.
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Roger FedererPulls out of Wimbledon tune-up in London. Durga Rajaram of Naperville, Ill., perspicaciously notes that from 1993 to 2000, the only year Mr. Sampras did not win Wimbledon was '96 -- this was also the only year, during that stretch, he skipped Queen's Club.
Lleyton HewittDefending Stella Artois champ loses first match to Jo-Willy Tsonga.
James BlakeRough year continues as Blake, a top-five player at the start of the year, falls in Halle to Philipp Kohlschreiber.
Anastasia MyskinaFormer top-five player out of Wimbledon with that toe injury, joining Jürgen Melzer, Xavier Malisse and Gaston Gaudio, among others, on the non-start list.
Francesca SchiavoneTop seed in Barcelona, loses her first match 6-1, 6-1. The real question: Why is the WTA sanctioning a claycourt event two weeks before Wimbledon?