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The Week Ahead

The final Wimbledon tune-ups are what’s ahead in professional tennis for the week of June 16, 2008.

ATP

Ordina Open. ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Surface: Grass. Champion’s points: 175. Defending champion: Ivan Ljubicic. Notables: David Ferrer, Richard Gasquet, Mario Ancic.

The Slazenger Open. Nottingham, England. Surface: Grass. Champion’s points: 175. Defending champion: Ivo Karlovic. Notables: Paul-Henri Mathieu, Radek Stepanek, Sam Querry.

WTA

International Women’s Open. Eastbourne, England. Surface: Grass. Tier II, $600,000. Defending champion: Justine Henin. Notables: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Marion Bartoli, Nicole Vaidisova.

Ordina Open. ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Surface: Grass. Tier III, $175,000. Defending champion: Anna Chakvetadze. Notables: Elena Dementieva, Dinara Safina, Maria Kirilenko.

On TV:

Eastbourne: Quarterfinals-Finals. Starts Thursday June 19 6:30 am on Tennis Channel.

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