So long, Monica

Monday February 18th, 2008

WhoWhy They're Up
Monica Seles
With typical dignity and understatement, one of the sport's true legends calls it a career. Newport awaits. But what's this we hear about a Dancing With the Stars appearance?
Kei Nishikori
Teenager -- remember the name -- qualifies in Delray Beach, Fla., and wins the title, stunning James Blake. It marks the first time a Japanese male has won a title in 16 years.
Andy Murray
Take that, brother. Top Brit takes his fifth career title, beating a slew of solid opponents in Marseille, France.
Justine Henin
Somehow fitting that top Belgian ever wins the last-ever Diamond Games event in Antwerp. In an upset-addled event, she beat Karin Knapp in the final.
Mario Ancic
After a hellish past 12 months or so, Croat reaches Marseille final, taking out Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the process.
Flavia (Flav) Pennetta
Italienne takes women's title in Viña del Mar, Chile.
Doubles winners
Pavel Vizner and Martin Damm (their combined age pushing 80) in Marseille. Liga Dekmeijere and Alicja Rosolska in Viña del Mar. Cara Black and Liezel Huber in Antwerp. Marcelo Melo and André Sá in Brazil.
Timea Bacsinszky
Little known-qualifier reaches Antwerp semi and takes a set off Henin. About time the Swiss produced a decent player.
Guillermo Coria
Nice to see that little fella (a top-five player not that long ago) back in an ATP main draw.
World TeamTennis
Conquers the Potomac, adding the Washingon Kastles to the roster of teams.
WhoWhy They're Down
Novak Djokovic
Post-Melbourne blues continue as top seed in Marseille falls to Gilles Simon and promptly pulls out of the ABN Amro in Rotterdam, Netherlands. A week off will do him well.

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