The U.S Open Series kicks off this week of July 14, 2008
Austrian Open. Kitzbühel, Austria. Surface: Red Clay. Champion’s Points: 250. Defending Champion: Juan Monaco. Notables: Paul-Henri Mathieu, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Andreas Seppi.
Dutch Open. Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Surface: Red Clay. Champion’s Points: 175. Defending Champion: Steve Darcis. Notables: Jose Acasuso, Marc Gicquel.
Indianapolis Tennis Championships. Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Surface: Hard. Champion’s Points: 175 + U.S. Open Series Points. Defending Champion: Dmitry Tursunov. Notables: James Blake, Andy Murray, Robby Ginepri.
Studena Croatia Open Umag. Umag, Croatia. Surface: Red Clay. Champion’s Points: 175. Defending Champion: Carlos Moya. Notables: Igor Andreev, Guillermo Canas, Ivan Ljubicic.
Bank of the West Classic. Stanford, California, USA. Tier II, $600,000. Defending Champion: Anna Chakvetadze. Notables: Serena Williams, Elena Dementieva, Lindsay Davenport.
Gastein Ladies. Bad Gastein, Austria. Tier III, $175,000. Defending Champion: Francesca Schiavone. Notables: Agnes Szavay, Alize Cornet, Caroline Wozniacki.
ON TV: Friday July 18- 12:30 Indianapolis Quarters- Tennis Channel
9:00 Bank of the West Quarters- Tennis Channel
Saturday July 19- 1:00 Indianapolis Semis- Tennis Channel
3:00 Bank of the West Semis- ESPN2
Sunday July 20- 1:00 Indianapolis Final- ESPN2
3:00 Bank of the West Final- ESPN2
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