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The Week Ahead

Here’s what’s up for the ATP and WTA for the week of October 6, 2008.

ATP

Bank Austria Tennis Trophy. Vienna, Austria. Surface: Indoor Hard. Champion’s Points: 250. Defending Champion: Novak Djokovic. Notable Entries: Fernando Gonzales, Stanislas Wawrinka, Juan Martin del Potro, Gael Monfils.

Kremlin Cup. Moscow, Russia. Surface: Indoor Hard. Champion’s Points: 250. Defending Champion: Nikolay Davydenko. Notable Entries: Davydenko, Igor Andreev, Marat Safin.

If Stockholm Open. Stockholm, Sweden. Surface: Indoor Hard. Champion’s Points: 225. Defending Champion: Ivo Karlovic. Notable Entries: Mario Ancic, David Nalbandian, Kei Nishikori.

WTA

Kremlin Cup. Moscow, Russia. Surface: Indoor Hard. Tier I: $1,340,000. Defending Champion: Elena Dementieva. Notable Entries: Dementieva, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic, Dinara Safina, Venus Williams.

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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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The Week Ahead

Here’s whats coming up in the tennis world for the week of May 5, 2008

ATP

Internazionali BNL d’Italia. Rome, Italy. Masters Series event. Defending Champion: Rafael Nadal. Champion’s points: 500.

WTA

Qatar Telecom German Open. Berlin, Germany. Tier I, $1,340,000. Defending Champion: Ana Ivanovic. Notables: Justine Henin, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Serena Williams.

ON TV

Rome coverage begins Monday, May 5, at 7:00 am on the Tennis Channel.

Berlin coverage begins Friday, May 9, at 5:30 pm on the Tennis Channel.

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The Week Ahead

Here’s whats coming up in the week of April 14, 2008 in the world of professional tennis.

ATP

Estoril Open. Estoril, Portugal. Defending Champion: Novak Djokovic. Champion’s points: 200. Notables: Roger Federer, Nikolay Davydenko

Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana. Valencia, Spain. Defending Champion: Nicholas Almagro. Champion’s points: 175. Notables: David Ferrer, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Andy Murray.

U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship. Houston, Texas, USA. Defending Champion: Ivo Karlovic. Prize money: $436,000. Champion’s points: 175. Notables: Tommy Haas, James Blake, John Isner.

WTA

Family Circle Cup. Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Tier I $1,340,00. Defending Champion: Jelena Jankovic. Notables: Jelena Jankovic, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams.

Estoril Open. Estoril, Portugal. Tier IV $145,000. Defending Champion: Greta Arn. Notables: Maria Kirilenko, Flavia Penneta, Michelle Larcher de Brito.

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The Upcoming Week

Here’s what’s coming up in the tennis world for the week of April 7, 2008

ATP:

Davis Cup Quarterfinals

Russia v Czech Republic

Argentina v Sweden

Germany v Spain

United States v France

WTA:

Bausch and Lomb Campionships, Amelia Island, Florida, U.S.A. Tier II, $600,000. Defending champion: Tatiana Golovin. Notables: Maria Sharapova, Daniela Hantuchova, Anna Chakvetadze, Marion Bartoli.

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