All in the game

It was a year that brought its moments of glory and shame. 
But then, itís all part of the game

Ā Two Much Trouble: Golfer Tiger Woods seen in happier times with wife Elin Nordegren before a scandal rocked his marriage and career Photo: Reuters

É PUT TO TEST: Team India crossed a milestone in 2009 as it rose to the No 1 position in test ranking
MUMíS THE WORD: Hailed as Ďtennis mama,í Belgian Kim Clijsters became the second mom to win a Grand Slam title after Evonne Goolagong Cawley, who defeated Chris Evert at Wimbledon in 1980. Also, she became the first wild-card entry to be ever crowned a US Open champion†Photo: Reuters Rocking Roger: Swiss player Roger Federer holds up the trophy after winning the French Open tennis menís final in Paris Photo: AFP
SOCCER SENSATION: Lionel Messi (R) became the first Argentine to win the FIFA Menís World Player of the Year 2009 soccer award. Seen here with Marta of Brazil Photo: Reuters FORCEFUL: Force indiaís owner Vijay Mallya with Italian driver Giancarlo Fisichella after the latter gave the team its first pole position at the Belgian Grand prix podium in Formula One GUTS & BOLT: Usain Bolt of Jamaica finishes first in the menís 100 m final during the world athletics championships in Berlin Photo: Reuters