Dinara Safina is blogging from Monte Carlo.
Tom Perrotta says that going through qualifying to get into the Australian Open main draw may not be the worst thing that can happen to Yanina Wickmayer.
Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, who won the Sony Ericsson Championships, were honored in Barcelona last week by the Association of Tennis Journalists.
Bobby Chintapalli has my respect for number 8 on her list.
A shout-out to Peter Bodo for his realization that the end of the decade is a year away.
Kamakshi Tandon has put together a list of memorable 2009 quotations. Of course, Serena Williams and Marat Safin earned their own post.