London, England; Surface: grass
Seeds: Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych, Juan Martín del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marin Cilic, Sam Querrey, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Kevin Anderson, Benoit Paire, Grigor Dimitrov, Julien Benneteau, Lukas Rosol, Jarkko Nieminen, Denis Istomin, Pablo Andujar, Grega Zemlja
Floaters: Nicolas Mahut, Michael Llodra, Lleyton Hewitt, Ryan Harrison, Xavier Malisse
Notes: Tough field with four of the Top 10…Tough starts for (1) Murray after a bye vs. Mahut, (15) Andujar vs. Llodra, (10) Dimitrov vs. Hewitt 2nd rd., (13) Nieminen vs. Harrison, and (3) Del Potro vs. X-Man…Qualifying to the main draw were Brit Jamie Baker, Serbian Ilija Bozoljac, Australian Samuel Groth, and Spain’s Feliciano Lopez…First time in eight years at the event for Berdych…Del Potro is back from his long respiratory illness…Murray returns from the back injury that forced him to miss Roland Garros…Former champs in the field are Cilic (2012), Murray (2011,’09), Querrey (2010), and Hewitt (2006,’02-00).
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Halle, Germany; Surface: grass
Seeds: Roger Federer, Richard Gasquet, Tommy Haas, Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Jerzy Janowicz, Florian Mayer
Floaters: Marcos Baghdatis, Ernests Gulbis, Gael Monfils, Mikhail Youzhny
Notes: Rafa pulls out to rest the knees after his Roland Garros run…Tough starts for (3) Haas after a bye vs. Gulbis or Baghdatis, (5) Raonic vs. Monfils, and (4) Nishikori after a bye vs. Youzhny…Janko Tipsarevic also pulled…Former champs in the field are Haas (2012,’09), Kohlschreiber (2011), and Federer (2008,’08,’06-03).
Birmingham, England; Surface: grass
Seeds: Kirsten Flipkens, Ekaterina Makarova, Sorana Cirstea, Tamira Paszek, Sabine Lisicki, Mona Barthel, Laura Robson, Urszula Radwanska, Yanina Wickmayer, Hsieh Su-wei, Ayumi Morita, Kristina Mladenovic, Bojana Jovanovski, Heather Watson, Francesca Schiavone, Magdalena Rybarikova
Floaters: Jamie Hampton, Coco Vandeweghe, Daniela Hantuchova
Notes: No Top 20 players in the field…Tough starts for (10) Hsieh vs. Hampton, (5) Lisicki after a bye in her opener likely against Vandeweghe, and (7) Robson likewise against Hantuchova…Wildcards went to Brits Anne Keothavong, Johanna Konta and Tara Moore…Qualifying to the main draw were Aussie Casey Dellacqua, Ukraine’s Nadiya Kichenok, Russia’s Alla Kudryavtseva, Japan’s Kurumi Nara, Americans Alison Riske and Maria Sanchez, Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic, and Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck…Former champs in the field are Melanie Oudin (2012), Sabine Lisicki (2011), and Magdalena Rybarikova (2009).
Nuremberg, Germany; Surface: clay
Seeds: Jelena Jankovic, Klara Zakopalova, Alize Cornet, Julia Goerges, Lucie Safarova, Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Simona Halep, Annika Beck
Floaters: Andrea Petkovic, Sesil Karatantcheva
Notes: Jankovic takes the claycourt wildcard after her deep run at Roland Garros…A new event, it joins Stuttgart as the only German cities to host WTA events…Notable pulls from the event were Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Flavia Pennetta and Carla Suarez Navarro.
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