Roger Federer won Dubai, but didn’t make a rankings move. The other two kids who were title winners did, though.
With her win in Acapulco, Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova goes from No. 13 to a career high No. 11, going into Indian Wells.
Genie Bouchard and Aleksandra Wozniak are in the main draw at Indian Wells, and Sharon Fichman is the only Canadian women in the qualifying, which starts Monday.
Canadian Sharon Fichman, who was briefly in the top 100 last August when she peaked at No. 95, is back there again.
Walking around on the practice courts, we came across a player – a woman, no less – swatting a one-handed backhand.
On one of those steamy hot days in Melbourne, Canadian Genie Bouchard and Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano were roasting and toasting on Show Court 2.
During those absolutely dog days early on at the Australian Open, Maria Sharapova went through her regular paces with coach Sven Groeneveld.
Dubai and Acapulco wrapped up Saturday (well, in Acapulco’s case, it was actually Sunday). So these are the only matches left on the pro tours this week.
Roger Federer first won the Dubai title in 2003. On Sunday, he won it for the sixth time.
In some trouble against Tomas Berdych in the Dubai final, a little reminder of the angel on the Fed’s shoulder.
Did it work?
This could be the funniest moment yet.
The Fed vs. Berdych. Kevin Anderson vs. Grigor Dimitrov. The student and the master win.