Venus Williams and Andy Roddick were just kids when they got their first taste of World Team Tennis.
John Isner got his big serve working after a slow start to reach the final of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship, beating defending champion Juan Monaco of Spain 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.
Gael Monfils of France had 15 aces and beat James Blake of the United States 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the first round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships on Monday night.
Though no player would admit to looking so far ahead, Novak Djokovic may have been the biggest winner when the U.S. Open bracket was set Thursday.
Venus Williams won in her first singles match since August, dispatching Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0, 6-3 at the Sony Ericsson Open on Wednesday.
Sisters Venus and Serena Williams will return to the reigning champion Washington Kastles, while John McEnroe and Martina Hingis are staying with the New York Sportimes after the World TeamTennis marquee draft.
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Serena Williams was knocked out of the China Open on Thursday, losing to Nadia Petrova of Russia 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5) only days before regaining the No. 1 ranking.
While Andy Roddick and James Blake must ratchet up their games to pass the U.S. crucible, the Williams sisters have an opportunity to shine.
Former gold medalists Venus and Serena Williams are expected to play both singles and doubles for the Olympic team announced Wednesday by the U.S. Tennis Association.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic went into a funk after being warned for taking too much time between points and then blew a third-set lead to lose his opening match at the Sony Ericsson Open.
Americans Andy Roddick and Venus Williams were sharp in advancing to the third round at Wimbledon. In all, five Americans remain alive this year.
Serena Williams will begin preparations for her title defense at next year's Australian Open by playing in the Hopman Cup mixed team event in January in Perth, Australia.
James Blake upset Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, and Serena Williams beat Alicia Molik 6-2, 6-3 Saturday to give the United States its second Hopman Cup team tennis title.