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Last week marked the first time in the history of tennis' computer rankings that no American was featured in the Top 10 on either tour. The struggles of Andy Roddick and injuries to the Williams Sisters have left U.S. tennis in a state of disarray—and Mardy Fish is answering the call. The lanky Floridian cracked the elite group a month ago after reaching the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open. While he was bumped just in time for newspapers to blare headlines about the lack of American presence in the Top 10, Fish re-entered the upper echelon again on Monday thanks to some poor play from Nicolas Almagro. Roddick lurks right behind him at No. 11.
On the women's tour, Maria Sharapova climbed to No. 7—her highest ranking since returning from injury two seasons ago. All four Madrid semifinalists last year—Aravane Rezai, Venus Williams, Shahar Peer and Lucie Safarova—took big tumbles this week, as Rome and Madrid swapped start dates in 2011. Rezai, last year's biggest French hope going into her home slam, hasn't won back-to-back matches since last summer.