Francesca Schiavone at the ASB Classic 2010

Francesca Schiavone won her eighth final (or Last 16 round if you prefer) at the Australian Open defeating Russian player Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 1-6 16-14 after nearly five hours of intense battle. This is the longest women match in a Grand Slam tournament during the Open era.

Nicolas Lapentti in 2009 in Davis Cup

Tennis player Nicolas Lapentti (picture ©ataelw) has announced his retirement from competitions due to a chronic injury to a tendon in his left knee.