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The rate on the weaker sex

In capital started tennis tournament the Kremlin Cup

In sport centre Olympic started draw 19 - go under the tennis tournament account the Kremlin Cup participants of the basic grid of tournament today enter struggle. a Kremlin Cup - one of the few in the world of tennis competitions which combine man`s and female tournaments. It seems that organizers have decided to count on development of female tournament, whose prize fund even above the man`s: 1,34 million dollars against 1,05 million Logically that structure of participants of a female grid again considerably is stronger the man`s.

a top - the twenty of world rating WTA is presented on the Moscow tournament at once 16 tennis-players. Among them the first racket of the world sea Elena Jankovich, and also its compatriot Ana Ivanovich (5) and American Venus Williams (8). Here all strongest Russian tennis-players, including Dinara Safina, the winner of last year`s tournament and the Olympic champion - 2008 Elena Dementyev and Svetlana Kuznetsovu will play almost. Alas, Maria Sharapova will not indulge public - it does not act since August from - for traumas. Under Shamil Tarpischev, Sharapov`s forecast hardly will appear on the court till the end of a season. One more celebrity, Serena Williams, has refused arrival to Russia at the last minute, having referred to pains disturbing it. the left knee disturbed me since US Open, and the break now is necessary to find the form. My purpose - to return itself a rank of the first racket - the American who since this week has conceded the first line of rating WTA to Elena Jankovich has declared.

Among the main applicants for a victory it is necessary to name two Serbians - Elena Jankovich and Anu Ivanovich, and also Russians Dinara Safina and Elena Dementyev which spend the best seasons in career. All four will enter struggle since the second circle. And in the first Svetlana Kuznetsova will play with the semifinalist of the Olympic Games - Whether 2008 Chinese woman On, Vera Zvonareva will meet compatriot Maria Kirilenko, and Anna Chakvetadze - with the Dane of Carolina Voznjatski.

As to man`s draw here the first twenty of a world rating is presented by only two sportsmen, and both of them from Russia: Nikolay Davydenko (6) and Igor Andreev (20). On tournament Michael Juzhnyj (21), Dmitry Tursunov (32), Marat Safin (40) will play also. From foreign participants of competitions it is necessary to note unless Frenchmen the Floor - Anri Mate (24), Mikaelja Llodra (36) and Fabrisa Sontoro (68), and also Serb Janko Tipsarevicha (43). In the first circle posejannyj at the first number of Davydenko meets Frenchman Floranom Serra. At last, Southern Tursunov - with Kunitsyn plays with Gabashvili, and. So man`s draw will be much more modest and Russians are considered as the main favourites of tournament.