Â©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.
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.
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
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 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.