ATP, WTA Previews: Stuttgart, LA, Amersfoort, Cincinnati, Palermo

Posted on July 16, 2007

THIS WEEK

Mercedes Cup -- Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany

Seeds:
1. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
2. Tommy Robredo (ESP)
3. Tomas Berdych (CZE)
4. David Ferrer (ESP)
5. Guillermo Canas (ARG)
6. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
7. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
8. Juan Monaco (ARG)


First-round matches of note: (6) Juan Carlos Ferrero vs. Gaston Gaudio in a battle of French Open champs, (7) Juan Ignacio Chela vs. Max "The Beast" Mirnyi, (2) Tommy Robredo vs. Gael "Force" Monfils.

Countrywide Classic
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Seeds:
1. Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
2. James Blake (USA)
3. Marat Safin (RUS)
4. David Nalbandian (ARG)
5. Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
6. Mardy Fish (USA)
7. Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR)
8. Amer Delic (USA)

First-round matches of note: (6) Mardy Fish vs. Sam Querrey in an all-American, (3) Marat Safin vs. Aussie serving machine Chris "Penthouse" Guccione.

Dutch Open Tennis
Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Seeds:
1. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
2. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
3. Carlos Moya (ESP)
4. Filippo Volandri (ITA)
5. Agustin Calleri (ARG)
6. Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)
7. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
8. Marc Gicquel (FRA)

Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open
Cincinnati, OH, USA

Seeds:
1. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)
2. Patty Schnyder (SUI)
3. Sania Mirza (IND)
4. Meilen Tu (USA)
5. Aiko Nakamura (JPN)
6. Elena Vesnina (RUS)
7. Akiko Morigami (JPN)
8. Severine Bremond (FRA)

Internazionali Femminili di Tennis di Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Seeds:
1. Michaella Krajicek (NED)
2. Martina Muller (GER)
3. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
4. Emilie Loit (FRA)
5. Roberta Vinci (ITA)
6. Aravane Rezai (FRA)
7. Kaia Kanepi (EST)
8. Agnes Szavay (HUN)