Monday July 21st, 2008

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Aleksandra Wozniak
Aleksandra Wozniak
Canadian qualifier stuns the field win Bank of the West Classic, beating Serena Williams (by retirement) and then Marion Bartoli in the final. This on the eve of the Rogers Cup and days after Daniel Nestor's Wimbledon doubles title. Thankfully Tom Tebbutt is there to chronicle these halcyon days for Canadian tennis.
 
Juan Martin del Potro
Juan Martin del Potro
Argen-teen wins his second title in eight days, pasting Jurgen Melzer to win the Austrian Open in Kitzbuhel.
 
Gilles Simon
Gilles Simon
Take that, Brad Gilbert. Frenchman wins his maiden title in Indianapolis, beating Dmitry Tursunov in the final.
 
Pauline Parmentier
French prospect beat qualifier Lucie Hradecka in the triumph at Bad Gastein.
 
Fernando Verdasco
Fernando Verdasco
Spaniard wins second career title, outlasting Igor Andreev 7-6 in the third to prevail in Umag.
 
Albert Montanes
Albert Montanes
More Spaniard success as fifth seed in Amersfoort wins maiden ATP title.
 
Doubles Winners
Doubles Winners
Black and Huber at Stanford. Mertinak and Pala in Umag. Cermak and Wassen in Amersfoort. Fisher and Phillips in Indy. Cerretani and Hanescu in Kitzbuhel. Hlavackova and Hradecka in Bad Gastein.
 
Bud Collins
Bud Collins
Get well soon.
 
Michelle Larcher de Brito
Michelle Larcher de Brito
Fifteen year-old qualifies at Stanford, wins a few rounds and gives Serena Williams a tough match in round three..
 
Tennis Canada
Tennis Canada and Rogers Communications Inc.
Announced a three-year renewal of title sponsorship for Rogers Cup in both Toronto and Montreal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however the contract will extend through the 2011 event.
 
Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
When "People" magazine runs a topless beach shot of you under the heading "Treasure Chest", you know you've made it in the States.
 
Goran Ivanisevic
Goran Ivanisevic
Won the inaugural Turkcell Legends Cup in Istanbul, Turkey to take his first BlackRock Tour of Champions title of 2008 and jump to No. 1 in the South African Airways Champions Tour Rankings.
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American knee injuries
Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport all have them, ravaging the Carson draw and auguring ill for Beijing.
 
Hamburg lawsuit
Hamburg lawsuit
The showdown begins, with the fate of the ATP in the balance. Couldn't this have been arbitrated?
 
WTA
WTA
So much good has occurred on Larry Scott's watch. But the quiet decision to extend the "experiment" of on-court coaching is not among the highlights.
 
Dominika Cibulkova
Dominika Cibulkova
Unless an ambulance is summoned, retiring when you're down 3-5, 0-40 is really bad form.

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