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The Week Ahead

The grass season is upon us for the week of June 9, 2008.

ATP

The Artois Championships. London, England. Surface: Grass Champion’s Points: 250. Defending Champion: Andy Roddick. Notables:  Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray.

Orange Warsaw Championships. Warsaw, Poland. Surface: Red Clay. Champion’s Points: 175. Defending Champion: Tommy Robredo. Notables: Nikolay Davydenko, Guillermo Canas, Guillermo Coria.

Gerry Weber Open. Halle, Germany. Surface: Grass. Champion’s Points: 225. Defending Champion: Tomas Berdych. Notables: Roger Federer, James Blake, Tomas Berdych, Mikhail Youzhny.

WTA

DFS Classic. Birmingham, England. Surface: Grass Tier III, $200,000. Defending Champion: Jelena Jankovic. Notables: Jelena Jankovic, Marion Bartoli, Vera Zvonareva, Dinara Safina.

Torneo Barcelona KIA. Barcelona, Spain. Surface: Red Clay. Tier IV, $145,000. Defending Champion: Meghan Shaughnessy. Notables: Shahar Peer, Maria Kirilenko, Dominika Cibulkova.

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