With her lopsided Australian Open championship, Serena Williams proved that with mental focus she is lengths ahead of the field.
Who said the future of American tennis is somber? Donald Young had moments of brilliance, while Sam Querrey broke Tomas Berdych's serve and then his spirit at the U.S. Open.
The fifth set alone between James Blake and Fabrice Santoro was worth the price of admission. Bonnie D. Ford writes how Blake -- finally -- broke into the win column in a five-set match.