Because we all dubbed her the best player in the world anyway, no one really did any cartwheels when Serena Williams finally did become No. 1.
The 2012 tennis season had its share of sublime shot-making and courageous efforts. But we can't forget all the mouth-watering jibber-jabber from the players either.
Who needs all that London glory anyway? Novak Djokovic showed us that Toronto is the place to be -- if you like trophies and such.
It's been a week of celebration for Andy Murray. But he's still finding a little time to win a tennis match here and there.
No one outside the big four has won a Masters since 2010. But Olympic hangover means the streak could be broken this week.
The Bryan brothers have done just about everything in tennis except win the Olympics. But they're ready to go back home draped in red, white, blue -- and gold.
All eyes are again on Roger Federer at the Olympics, but it's Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray who are in a rush to erase their Wimbledon disappointments.
Tunisian Malek Jaziri couldn't travel or practice, not when he was surrounded by guns and hostile protests. But here he is, with a chance to represent his newly democratic nation at the Olympics.
Marion Bartoli's decision not to ditch her mysterious father and coach will keep her out of the London Olympics. Evidently some things are greater than the possibility of gold.
Who's in? Who's out? If only we knew. The Olympic selection process in tennis has left players (and countries) in a state of conflict and confusion.
Venus? Lepchenko? Stephens? Yep, the American women's battle for the Olympics is reaching its climax.
Neither Madrid nor Paris share the Olympic fever that has spread worldwide. And these two tennis havens now have tough decisions to make.
Kim Clijsters refuses to waste her time on stupid stuff. Despite a series of injuries, she's not thinking about moving up her retirement date.
The Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry has left its mark in every major except one. So what's it going to take before we get that Big Apple battle?
Sure, Rafael Nadal will sip sangria by the sea for a little while, but then it's time to start training for the final piece of his Slam puzzle -- the U.S. Open.
Let's not forget about world No. 1 Roger Federer at Melbourne. If he wasn't playing himself, says Roger Federer, the Spaniard would be his pick for the title.