The women's doubles quarterfinal between the Chinese pair of Yan Zi and Zheng Jie and Russians Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dinara Safina ended at 3:35 a.m. local time, which puts those late-night finishes at the U.S. Open to shame. According to International Tennis Federation officials, it was the latest-ever finish for any Olympic sporting event.
Stat of the week
Number of times the WTA No. 1 ranking changed hands during the record 237 weeks that Roger Federer maintained an iron grip on the ATP's top spot. Seven women -- Justine Henin, Amelie Mauresmo, Lindsay Davenport, Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic -- traded places on the carousel.
Quote of the week
"I don't know what my stature is. I'm just a kid that hits a tennis ball. I'm not the president or anything.
I stayed in the hotel the first night. Came over here for the second night. Moved my bags over here the next morning. At the hotel, it seemed like every other tournament.'' -- James Blake, on his decision to stay in the athletes' dorms in the Olympic Village, in an atmosphere he called "thrilling.''