July 19,2010-The Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon for 2010 are now in the books. Leading up to the U.S. Open is the Olympus U.S. Open Series which starts this week with the Atlanta Tennis Championships Jul. 19 – 25.
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Atlanta Tennis Championships Jul. 19 - 25
Bank of the West Classic Stanford, California Jul. 26 - Aug. 1
Farmers Classic Los Angeles, Ca. Jul. 26 - Aug. 1
Mercury Insurance Open San Diego, CA Aug. 2 - 8
Legg Mason Tennis Classic Washington D.C. Aug. 2 - 8
W&SFG Women's Open Cincinnati,Ohio Aug. 9 - 15
Rogers Masters Toronto,Canada Aug. 9 - 15
Rogers Cup Montreal, Canada Aug. 16 - 22
W&SFG Masters Cincinnati, Ohio Aug. 16 - 22
Pilot Pen Tennis New Haven, Connecticut Aug. 22 - 28
The U.S. Open series brings tennis to the United States for six weeks. The series is 10 ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour tournaments.
During the U.S. Open series, the points earned will boost the players’ rankings and possibly their bank accounts.
Points awarded at ATP World Tour Masters 1000(Cincinnati and Canada) and WTA Premier events are doubled. The male and female player with the highest point totals, at the end of the series, each earn double the prize money at the U.S. Open, players with the second highest point totals increase their prize money by 50%, and players with the third highest point totals receive a 25% increase.
The U.S. Open series tournaments will occupy almost 80 hours of television coverage between ESPN2, CBS and Tennis Channel. This will start with the final weekend of the Atlanta Championships on Tennis Channel starting Friday, July 23rd at 2pm.