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Love -- Venus Williams won the Billie Jean King Cup Monday night at Madison Square Garden, defeating Kim Clijsters 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. The pair advanced to the finals after winning one-set, no-ad semifinals against Svetlana Kuznetsova and Ana Ivanovic, respectively. The Cup was supposed to have featured the first meeting between Clijsters and Serena Williams since their infamous duel at the U.S. Open, but Serena had to withdraw with a leg injury. Venus did just fine as her replacement.
15 -- Kim Clijsters lives part of the year in a house near the Jersey shore with her American husband, Brian, and their daughter Jada. No word on whether The Situation has been invited over for chicken-cutlet night.
30 -- Chile still plans to host its Davis Cup series this Friday despite the devastating earthquake that killed more than 700 people in the country. Israel will face Chile in the northern city of Coquimbo, which suffered little damage in the quake. This seems a bit callous. The show must go on, as they say, but six days after a massive natural disaster?
Game -- Somebody get a lime; Corona Extra is the new sponsor of the ATP Tour. Since Mercedes Benz let its deal expire at the end of 2008, the ATP had been without a main sponsor. But late last month Grupo Modelo, the Mexican beer brewer that makes Corona, agreed to a five-and-a-half year deal with the ATP. Expect to see Corona ads on nets in a majority of tournaments and to see this commercial a lot on TV. No complaints from me.
- Kim Clijsters