By Jon Wertheim
November 12, 2007
Who Why They're Up
Justine Henin
Belgian puts the capstone on a thoroughly dominating season, beating Maria Sharapova to win the WTA Championships again.
Maria Sharapova
A forgettable year ends on a plus note, as she beats a slew of top opponents and plays Henin tough in a memorable Madrid final.
David Ferrer
Upset Novak Djokovic in an early result from the Shanghai Masters Cup.
Venus Williams
She didn't make Madrid, but she did launch her line of inexpensive threads.
Liezel Huber and Cara Black
Even before winning Madrid, they clinched the top doubles rankings for 2007.
Madrid Crowds
Guess there's no Spanish equivalent for "lame duck." The WTA holds its last year-end event in the Spanish capital, yet the crowds came anyway.
Who All tied up?
Nikolay Davydenko
Now his wife and brother are being investigated. But nice to know the man has fans.
Who Why They're Down
Tommy Haas poisoning allegations
Who cares about the writers' strike when you have tennis plotlines?
Serena Williams
After starting '07 with such promise, her slow burn culminates with an injury withdrawal from the Sony Ericsson Championships.
Alessio Di Mauro
Italian journeyman gets clipped with a ban for gambling on tennis. OK, it's bad judgementissimo to wager on your sport. But at a time when each week brings a new player alleging he was asked by a shady underworld figure to throw a match, let's hope the ATP investigation goes beyond a little-known pro putting $20 on online wagers.

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