ATP/WTA Previews: Nice, Dusseldorf, Warsaw, Strasbourg
Open De Nice Cote D’Azur
Seeds: Robin Soderling, Fernando Verdasco, Gael Monfils, Thomaz Bellucci, Marcos Baghdatis, Al Montanes, Michael Berrer, Lucasz Kubot
Floaters: (WC) Mario Ancic, Richard Gasquet
Notes: (5) Baghdatis opens against (WC) Ancic; possible (6) Montanes vs. Gasquet 2nd rd.; Nice replaces Kitzbuhel this year during this calendar week, the city’s first ATP event since 1995.
ARAG ATP World Team Championship
Teams: Australia, Czech Republic, Spain, United States (Red Group); Argentina, France, Germany, Serbia (Blue Group)
Notes: Serbia beat Germany in last year’s final.
Polsat Warsaw Open
Seeds: Caroline Wozniacki, Elena Dementieva, Na Li, Marion Bartoli, Jie Zheng, Alona Bondarenko, Kateryna Bondarenko, Melanie Oudin
Notes: Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru, who was ranked outside the Top 200, won last year’s title defeating Alona Bondarenko in the final.
Internationaux de Strasbourg
Seeds: Maria Sharapova, Elena Vesnina, (WC) Virginie Razzano, Peng Shuai, Anabel Medina Garrigues, Sybille Bammer, Anastasija Sevatsova, Elena Baltacha
Floaters: Alize Cornet, Lucie Hradecka
Notes: Sharapova opens against fellow Russian Regina Kulikova; Medina Garrigues won the event three times in 2005 and 2007-08; Aravane Rezai won the title last year.
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