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ATP Tour

EVENT: $315,000 AT&T Challenge.

SITE: Atlanta

SCHEDULE: Through Sunday.

SURFACE: Outdoor clay.

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Marcelo Filippini.

TOP NAMES: Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Vince Spadea, MaliVai Washington.

NOTES: Sampras is trying to rebound from another earlier-than-expected loss last week in Monte Carlo. This event is the continuation of his preparation for the French Open next month. Washington continues to try to come back from the injured list. Keep an eye on Jan-Michael Gambill, one of the fast-rising pros on tour.

WTA Tour

EVENT: $450,000 International Damen Grand Prix.

SITE: Hamburg, Germany.

SCHEDULE: Through Sunday.

SURFACE: Outdoor red clay.

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Iva Majoli.

TOP NAMES: Martina Hingis, Jana Novotna, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Majoli.

NOTES: This was the tournament where Monica Seles was stabbed. This is the last tuneup for the Italian Open next week. Majoli hasn't played anywhere near the level she did in winning last year's French Open.

_ DARRELL FRY

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