World No. 17 Japanese tennis star Kei
Nishikori has added former American great Michael Chang to his coaching staff.
The WTA tournament in Brussels has
folded after only three years.
Several women decided to retire from
the WTA this year, spearheaded by reigning Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli
and former top-five star Anna Chakvetadze.
Maria Sharapova recently returned to
the practice courts ... and has done so with a new coach in tow.
It came as no surprise on Friday
when world No. 1 Serena Williams was voted WTA Player of the Year for a second
straight year and the fifth time in her brilliant career.
Maria Sharapova has hired Sven
Groeneveld as her new coach.
The ATP World Tour announced the
appointment of Chris Kermode as its new executive chairman and president.
For the second time in 12 months,
Radek Stepanek is a Davis Cup hero for the Czech Republic.
Serbian hero Novak Djokovic and Czech
slugger Tomas Berdych were Friday's opening singles winners, as the best-of-
five Davis Cup final between the host Serbs and reigning champion Czech
Republic is level at 1-1.
Serbian hero Novak Djokovic gave the
hosts a 1-0 lead over the reigning champion Czech Republic Friday in the best-
of-five Davis Cup final in Belgrade.
The Davis Cup World Group final will
commence Friday with an opening singles rubber between former world No. 1
star Novak Djokovic and Czech veteran Radek Stepanek.
Rafael Nadal continued his mastery of
Roger Federer and reached the championship match of the ATP World Tour Finals
for the second time.
Rising Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka
notched his second round-robin win of the week Friday at the season-ending $6
million ATP World Tour Finals.
Six-time champion Roger Federer was an
easy round-robin winner Thursday at the season-ending $6 million ATP World
For the third time in his brilliant
career Rafael Nadal will finish as the ATP World Tour's year-end No. 1.