Trophy Watch: No crazy hardware this week, but the storylines filled in just fine.
In China, Andy Murray was the last man standing at the Shanghai Rolex Masters after beating Roger Federer 6-3, 6-2 in the final. The Scot is now 8-5 in matches against Roger.
Maybe next year’s Rogers Cup organizers won’t waver on Ana Ivanovic now that she’s ended a two year(!) title drought with a victory in Linz over Patty Schnyder. FYI, this Generali Ladies Linz event was the last tourney she won — back in the same year she took the French.
And in Osaka, the other Asian veteran on the tour — Tamarine Tanasugarn — needed three sets to shut down the Kimiko Date Krumm express at the Japan Women’s Open. Two snaps to Kimiko, though, who upset both top seed Sam Stosur and third seed Shahar Peer — both of whom have put together solid 2010s — en route to the final.
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