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LaRosa's Sweet Spot: May 6, 2009

5/6/2009 12:00:00 AM

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May 6, 2009

What does this week have in store for you and your favorite players? Lucky for you all, I stumbled into the path of a mighty ball machine this weekend, and a hundred Penn 2's to the head later I awoke with the ability to see the future (and also emit Danny Gokey-style screams, but one column at a time). For your horoscope on and off the court, The Sweet Spot looked to the stars. What's your sign, baby?

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Your have a hard time separating your personal life from your professional life. Why hit the bars when you can date your coach instead? But as a wise man once said, don't hit where you eat. Love means nothing in tennis. Proceed with caution. (Nicole Vaidisova, Andre Agassi)

GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)

Poor you, you're a genius. Problem is, you have so many options available to you that you're crippled come decision time. And that ain't cute. This week, when you're faced with a decision, or say a fuzzy yellow ball, just get a grip and let 'er rip! (Richard Gasquet, Nadia Petrova)

Watch out for all the McEnroe
like Aquarians.

CANCER (June 22 - July 22)

You can't spell confidence without 'con'. If you can't trick yourself, at least try to fool others. Wear black leather. Watch some old tapes of Mr. T. Do something. Lie to me. I like it! (Amelia Mauresmo, Vincent Spadea, Svetlana Kuznetsova)

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

You think you have all the answers. But everyone needs a little input every now and then. Let go of your pride and listen to what others have to say. You just might learn something. And that' to grow on. (Roger Federer, Alona and Kateryna Bondarenko)

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

It's important to recognize your limitations. Stay away from the net. Seriously. (Tomas Berdych, Andy Roddick)

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

You can't help but speak from your heart. So best not to talk to anyone after that loss. Or that win. Okay, really, just don't speak. (Serena Williams, Marion Bartoli, Elena Dementieva)

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Much will be expected of you this week. It's all about how you handle those expectations. Will you rise to the challenge or collapse under the weight of a thousand double faults? Pressure if a privilege. If you step up, you might just save a tour. (Ana Ivanovic, Billie Jean King)

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Oh you little trickster. Is there anything you can't spin your way? For reals, when you're working your magic, you drive others mad. But beware! Someone is going to try to lure you into a baseline rally. Come in or get blown away. (Fabrice Santoro, Patty Schnyder)

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Just because your sponsor wants you to wear something doesn't mean it looks good on you. Tight shirts and shoulder cut-outs are so 2006. Look inward. Or at least in a mirror. (Dominik Hrbaty, Guillermo Coria)

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

You're a powder keg. In life and on the court, your inability to control your emotions leaves you and those around you bloodied and bruised. If you weren't so darn cute you'd be in jail. This week, actions taken in anger or frustration will only come back to haunt you in the days ahead. Meditate. Find your happy place. Take up quilting! (Marat Safin, John McEnroe)

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

You're crazy prone to injuries. Honestly, you could break your leg reading a magazine. This week, tread carefully and carry a big first aid kit. (Jelena Jankovic, Lleyton Hewitt, Na Li)

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

What you have inside you, they can't teach. You were born with it, whether you know it or not (but let's be honest, you totally know it. High five!). And your work ethic is insane. Stay the course and all rightful glory will be yours! Oh, and really warm up and stretch that shoulder. Just sayin'. (Maria Sharapova, Jennifer Capriati)