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Abierto Monterrey Afirme Preview

Event Name:   Abierto Monterrey Afirme
Where: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Dates: March 2-8
Surface: Hard
Tour: WTA
Defending Champ: Ana Ivanovic
Runner-up:      Jovana Jaksic

Last season former world number one, Ana Ivanovic, was able to defeat Jovana Jaksic to record her second victory in 2014. It was the thirteenth career victory for the Serbian. Both of last year’s finalists will return to the field in 2015.

Notable players in the field:

Ana Ivanovic Eugenie Bouchard
Sara Errani Jelena Jankovic
Caroline Garcia Irina- Camelia Begu
Timea Bacsinszky Roberta Vinci
Anastasia Paulyuchenkova Sloane Stephens
Alison Riske Daniela Hantuchova
Magdalena Rybarikova Monica Puig
Vera Zvonareva Francesca Schiavone
Christina Mchale Karin Knapp
Lauren Davis Yaroslava Shvedova

Photo By: Mexsport

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BNP Paribas Fortis Diamond Games returns (Preview)

Event Name:  BNP Paribas Fortis Diamond Games
Where: Antwerp, Belgium
Dates: 2/7-2/15
Surface: Hard
Tour: WTA
Defending Champ: Justine Henin (2008)
Runner-up:  Karin Knapp

The BNP Paribas Fortis Diamond Games returns next week for the first time in seven seasons. Tennis legend and four-time major champion, Kim Clijsters is the tournament director. The last time this tournament was played Justine Henin won the final 6-3 6-3.

Notable players in the field:

Eugenie Bouchard Angelique Kerber
Dominika Cibulkova Andrea Petkovic
Lucie Safarova Carla Suarez Navarro
Alize Cornet Karolina Pliskova

Photo: Larry Marano

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