©Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis News Scoreboard – Week Ending October 31, 2010

©Kourtin’ Karen’s Tennis News Scoreboard – Week Ending October 31, 2010 

Calling it a Career

Elena Dementieva announced her retirement in Doha after losing her final match to Francesca Schiavone.

Rochus Ruckus

Christophe Rochus ended his career lashing out about the anti-doping policy in his final news conference. Read about it in detail on tennis.com.

Rankings round-up

Caroline Wozniacki Secures WTA Year-End World No.1 Ranking
Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta Finish 2010 Season As World No.1 Doubles Team

State of the WTA

WTA Chariman Stacey Allaster gave her year-end news conference on Sunday.

Passing the Torch

Jim Courier was named United States Davis Cup coach, succeeding Patrick McEnroe.
Jim Courier Named US Davis Cup Captain

Line-ups for Fed Cup final Teams Named

2010 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas – nominations announced for World Group Final
1000 Club

John Isner hit his 1000th ace for the season, only the fifth man to do so. He joins the very select company of Pete Sampras, Goran Ivanisevic, Andy Roddick and Ivo Karlovic.

Quote of the week

“We have to get ready for a trip to hell.” French Davis Cup captain Guy Forget on France making the trip to Serbia for the Davis Cup final.

Wedding Bells and skirts

Jamie Murray tied the knot at home in Scotland this week while brother Andy suffered a PlayStation injury - he strained a tendon in his hand.

Game, set, match and this week’s winners:

Kim Clijsters

Kim Clijsters defeats newly crowned year-end No.1 Caroline Wozniacki  for her third WTA Championship.

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It was an almost complete “Hometown Heroes” weekend for the men with Austrian Jurgen Melzer winning Vienna, Frenchman Gael Monfils capturing Montpellier and Kazak Mikhail Kukushkin taking St. Petersburg.