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The Week Ahead

The ATP and WTA schedules are packed for the week of September 29, 2008.

ATP

AIG Japan Open. Tokyo, Japan. Surface: Hard. Champion’s points: 250. Defending champion: David Ferrer. Notable Entries: Ferrer, Andy Roddick, Juan Martin del Potro, Jo-Wilfired Tsonga.

Open de Moselle. Metz, France. Surface: Indoor Hard. Champion’s points: 175. Defending champion: Tommy Robredo. Notable Entries: Mario Ancic, Marcos Baghdatis, Ernests Gulbis, Dmitry Tursunov.

The Bangalore Open is suspended for the 2008 season due to security concerns.

WTA

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Stuttgart, Germany. Surface: Indoor Hard. Tier II: $650,00. Defending champion: Justine Henin. Notable Entries: Venus & Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic, Elena Dementieva, Dinara Safina.

AIG Japan Open. Tokyo, Japan. Surface: Hard. Tier III: $175,000. Defending champion: Virginie Razzano. Notable Entries: Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Kirilenko, Kimiko Date-Drumm.

Tashkent Open. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Surface: Hard. Tier IV: $145,000. Defending champion: Pauline Parmentier. Notable Entries: Michelle Larcher de Brito, Urzula Radwanska, Aranxta Rus.

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