Tennis exhibition @ Diamond Games tournament

Kim Clijsters won the one-day Diamond Games tournament in Antwerp, Belgium, beating Venus Williams 6-1, 7-5.

Switzerland's Patty Schnyder and Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens @ their match at the Diamond Games tournament. Patty Schnyder won 6-4, 6-3.

120909  / Diamond Games tournament – Belgium


Kournikova and S. Williams @ 17th Annual World Team Tennis

Anna Kournikova and Serena Williams during the 17th Annual World Team Tennis Smash Hits benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Baton Rouge area AIDS charities.


Henin and Pennetta @ the CPH Women Tennis Trophy

Flavia Pennetta and former world number one Justine Henin during an exhibition match at CPH Women Tennis Trophy in Charleroi. Henin won 6-4, 6-4.

Italy's Flavia Pennetta during an exhibition match against Belgium's Justine Henin at the 7th CPH Women Tennis Trophy, Belgium

Justine Henin t the 7th CPH Women Tennis Trophy.

120609 / CPH Women Tennis Trophy

Spain lifted the Davis Cup for the second straight year

Spain's players Feliciano Lopez, David Ferrer, Rafael Nadal, team captain Albert Costa and Fernando Verdasco

The Spanish team celebrates after winning the Davis cup final against Czech Republic.

Davis Cup 2009 Spain vs Czech Republic at palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. Spain won 5-0.

Spain's Fernando Verdasco and Rafael Nadal @ the Davis Cup Final

Czech Republic's (2ndleft)Radek Stepanek, Tomas Berdych, Jan Hajek and Lukas Dlouh at the Davis Cup trophy ceremony in Barcelona, Spain,

120609 / Davis Cup

Amelie Mauresmo retires from tennis

Two-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 player Amelie Mauresmo of French has retired from tennis Thursday. "After taking time for reflection; I finally decided to retire and turn the page." “I don’t want to train anymore,” Mauresmo said after shedding tears about the decision. “I had to make a decision, which became evident in the last few months and weeks. When you grew older, it’s more difficult to stay at the top.”


Serena Williams fined $82,500 and 2 years probation for US Open outburst

World number one Serena Williams was fined a record amount of $82,500 and an unprecedented two-year probationary period at Grand Slam events.  And she should avoid a “major offense” at the next eight major events or the fine would increase to $175,000 and she would be barred from the following U.S. Open.

“I am thankful that we now have closure on the incident and we can all move forward,” Williams said in a statement.
Williams committed the violation in a semi-final loss to Kim Clijsters, the eventual US Open winner. Williams was called for a foot fault to give the Belgian match point and her profanity-laced tirade resulted in a penalty point that ended the match.

Davydenko beats Del Potro to win Barclays ATP World Tour

“I was coming in from first point (with) 100 percent concentration. It was, I think, important for this match today.”

Nikolay Davydenko won the first big tournament of his career by beating U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4 to win the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.

“He’s very fast. He plays like PlayStation,” Del Potro said. “He runs to everywhere. It’s very difficult to make winners.”

Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina and Nikolay Davydenko of Russia @ the Barclays ATP World Tour Tennis Finals in London.

Bob and Mike Bryan beat Max Mirnyi and Andy Ram 7-6 (3), 6-3 to win their third season-ending title and claim the year-end No. 1 ranking for the fifth time.

112909 / Barclays ATP World Tour Tennis