Lindsay Davenport has entered the 2009 Australian Open.
On the Baseline's "Players to Watch" series begins with Todd Spiker's comments on Jelena Jankovic. I'm certainly one of the fans who hopes JJ has the best year ever.
And speaking of Queen Chaos, as Todd likes to call her, she will lead team Europe in the JB Group Classic in Hong Kong next month.
Sania Mirza, who always seems to be in some kind of trouble in her home country, is finally getting a little respect there. Mirza has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Dr. M.G.R. University in Chennai.
Jon Wertheim picks Venus Williams as Sony Ericsson WTA Tour player of the pear. His newcomer of the year is Caroline Wozniacki, a player to whom I don't think he paid much attention until recently. His comeback player is Anna-Lena Greoenfeld. Credit to Groenefeld, but my personal choice for that honor is Flavia Pennetta.