Tuesday April 10th, 2012

The U.S. Davis Cup team keeps trying to climb the mountain, Serena Williams is both punisher and comforter, Team France says goodbye to departing Davis Cup captain Guy Forget and President Barack Obama shows off his backhand during an Easter event at the White House. Here are some of the best photos from the last week in tennis.

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John Isner: "Augh, this was funny the first few times, but y'all need to stop trying to climb me."

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(David W. Cerny/Reuters)

Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych: Not only is its handshake technique questionable, but the Czech Republic's CPR training also leaves a lot to be desired.

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(Mic Smith/AP)

Serena Williams: Lather, rinse, repeat.

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Guy Forget: So long, Captain.

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(Mic Smith/AP)

Venus Williams: No one beats Samantha Stosur without two thumbs.

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John Isner: Americans no longer fear the clay. That we know. Wasps, on the other hand? One thing at a time, people.

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(Mary Ann Chastain/Reuters)

Sabine Lisicki and Serena Williams: "It's totally cool that we're wearing the same colors. I'm totally not mad, I promise."

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Jelena Ristic and Novak Djokovic: Right down to the ironic dog, they are just the cutest little pair of Serbian hipsters Monte Carlo has ever seen.

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(Mic Smith/AP)

Venus Williams and Charleston fans: "Hi, Venus! Can you sign my totally cool racket cover that looks nothing like you or your sister? Thanks!"

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(Mary Ann Chastain/Reuters)

Jelena Jankovic: I hope that's gluten-free, Jelena. You need all the help you can get these days.

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Brazil captain Joao Zwetsch: You know what's more fun than this picture? Saying "Joao Zwetsch" over and over and over and over again.

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(Carolyn Kaster/AP)

President Barack Obama: Crisp white shirt, cotton pants and a one-handed backhand. President Obama, keepin' it old school.

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