trophy watch: never been kissed

OK. Not never. But almost never. Jelena Dokic kissed a WTA trophy for the first time in nine years (Sarasota, 2002). Dokic shot up 30 spots from no. 91 in the world to no. 61. In Kuala Lumpur, she took out top seed Francesca Schiavone in the first round before rolling into the final. It was there that she beat B-Lister Lucie Safarova, 2-6, 7-6(9), 6-4, saving two championship points en route. Tough day for the Safarova-Berydch family.

Pablo Cuevas gets a little hoist from his teammates following his tie-clinching win in Montevideo. None of those gents on the sidelines seem to care much for the celebration. Uruguay beat Colombia 4-1 in a Group I Americas clash. Davis Cup: All results

Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova denied Jelena Jankovic her first title since Indian Wells 2010. Pavy, the defending champ, won Moneterrey over the top seed, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. More: IW Women’s Draw

Andy Roddick was kicking (tai-chi-ing?) for joy following his tie-clinching win over Paul Capdeville in the US versus Chile Davis Cup match up.

The human trophy: Andrey Golubev used a stunning four-set win over Tomas Berdych to help the Kazakis into the quarterfinals for the first time ever.

(dokic, pavlyuchenkova and roddick via the ap; uruguay and kazakhstan via getty images)

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  1. Mariam says

    Huge congrats to Dokic for winning the title. It comes after alot of drama and tears Im sure, but throughly deserved!

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