Game Point is Busted Racquet's roundup of facts, figures and links about the tennis world.
Love -- Must read: Our pal Martin Rogers lists the top 10 tennis moments of 2009. It saddens me that the two biggest tennis stories of the year involve scandal, but seeing as how "steroids" was the AP's No. 1 overall sports story and the Tiger Woods drama could have feasibly been Nos. 1 through 10 for golf, the shift toward sports-as-soap opera seems to be more systemic of the overall climate of sport rather than just tennis.
15 -- Justine Henin has arrived in Australia to prepare for her "comeback", which begins this weekend in Brisbane. The Belgian is in the country preparing for her first Australian Open since way back in 2008. Back then The Black Eyed Peas topped the music charts, the TV show "American Idol" captivated the imagination of our country and a device called "the iPhone" was the must-have gadget. My, how times have changed.
30 -- President Obama has been playing tennis on his family vacation in Hawaii. Yesterday he played with wife Michelle before teeing it up with the fellas on the golf course.
40 -- Aleksandra Wozniak, ranked No. 34 in the WTA rankings, was the recipient of the Canadian Press female athlete of the year award. It's a nice award for Wozniak, who advanced to the fourth round of the French Open and beat Amelie Mauresmo in the final match of her career. But the fact that there was no other Canadian woman who could lay claim to this title can't bode well for the country's gold medal chances at the upcoming Vancouver Olympics.
Game -- Believe it or not, the 2010 season begins this weekend with tournaments in Brisbane and Doha.