Week #09 preview: Dubai, Acapulco, Memphis

Dubai (UAE), Tier II, $1,500,000
Despite being a Tier II, Dubai tournament always shows a great field according to big money prize. This year it won't be an exception and it will feature the Top 6 players in the world: Justine Henin, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Maria Sharapova and Anna Chakvetadze. Almost all the players in the Main Draw are ranked in the Top 30, so though matches are expected from the first round.

Acapulco (MEX), Tier III, $180,000

American clay season ends in turistic city of Acapulco, which will also hold an ATP event at the same time. Clay specialist from Italy, Spain and Argentina will be again the main contenders for the title.

Memphis (USA), Tier III, $175,000
Another combined ATP and WTA event will take place in Memphis. This tournament has attracted some WTA stars such as Venus Williams, Tatiana Golovin, Shahar Peer and Lindsay Davenport, which will the top favorites for the title, although upcoming youngster Caroline Wozniacki should be also taken into account.

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