Serena Williams dominated on her way to the final, and Maria Sharapova glided to a well-earned semifinal victory over Victoria Azarenka. Now the year-end championship final will be a classic case of power vs. grace, Ravi Ubha writes.
Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, Serbia's one-two punch, are among the world's elite who have endured their share of tribulations lately, but all have a viable opportunity for redemption in Japan this week.
It wasn't long ago Radek Stepanek's world ranking was on the wrong side of 500. But today, the "Worm" is a genuine threat. And to boot, he's dating a sultry-hot WTA star, and has patented his own break-dance.