Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship
Houston, Tex., USA; Surface: clay
Seeds: John Isner, Tommy Robredo, Nicolas Almagro, Fernando Verdasco, Feliciano Lopez, Juan Monaco, Lleyton Hewitt, Ivo Karlovic
Floaters: Sam Querrey, Jack Sock, (WC) Marcos Baghdatis
Notes: (7) Hewitt likely to meet Querrey 2nd rd., and (8) Karlovic opens against Sock…Wildcards went to Marcos Baghdatis and Americans Steve Johnson and Rhyne Williams…Pulling from the event were Pablo Cuevas, Alejandro Falla, Bradley Klahn, and Janko Tipsarevic…Isner beat Almagro in last year’s final…The Bryan brothers are the top seeds in doubles…Returning champs in the field are Isner (2013), Monaco (2012), Hewitt (2009) and Karlovic (2007).
Grand Prix Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco; Surface: clay
Seeds: Kevin Anderson, Gael Monfils, Benoit Paire, Marcel Granollers, Joao Sousa, Federico Delbonis, Robin Haase, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
Notes: Not a lot of floating talent in the field…Wildcards went to Hicham Khaddari, Gael Monfils, and Lamine Ouahab…Pulling from the event were former champ Pablo Andujar, Roberto Bautista-Agut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin…No former champs are in the field.
BNP Paribas Katowice Open
Katowice, Poland; Surface: clay
Seeds: Agnieszka Radwanska, Roberta Vinci, Carla Suarez Navarro, Alize Cornet, Klara Koukalova, Yvonne Meusburger, Magdalena Rybarikova, Tsvetana Pironkova
Floaters: Francesca Sciavone, Camila Giorgi
Notes: (2) Vinci opens against a qualifier and then likely Giorgi…Wildcards went to Alize Cornet, Magdalena Frech, and Kristyna Pliskova…Pulling from the event were Kirsten Flipkens, Polona Hercog and Maria Teresa Torro Flor…Last year in the inaugural year of the event, Vinci topped Petra Kvitova in the final.
Claro Open Colsanitas
Bogota, Colombia; Surface: clay
Seeds: Jelena Jankovic, Sloane Stephens, Karin Knapp,Anna Schmiedlova, Caroline Garcia, Vania King, Paula Ormeachea, Lourdes Dominguez Lino
Notes: Past champions in the field are Jankovic (2013) and Dominguez Lino (2011,’06).
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