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A Day Away!

Here’s a typically Floridian sunset to get you inspired for the 2014 Sony Open.

Qualifying starts tomorrow. The weather for Key Biscayne this week looks pretty decent, except for Tuesday, which presently calls for anything from a fifty to eighty percent chance of rain or storms. Ouch. Hopefully it won’t be a complete rainout.

While the Sony Open dominates Florida’s tennis headlines in March, across the state, this week, at Innisbrook, north of Tampa, the USTA Pro Circuit returns to Florida with a talent-laden $25K event for the women.

Main draw entries for Innisbrook include:

Mathilde JOHANSSON (FRA)
Vera DUSHEVINA (RUS)
Alexandra PANOVA (RUS)
Lesia TSURENKO (UKR)
Alexandra DULGHERU (ROU)
Saisai ZHENG (CHN)
Jovana JAKSIC (SRB)
Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (BLR)
Olga PUCHKOVA (RUS)
Alize LIM (FRA)
Madison BRENGLE (USA)
Yulia PUTINTSEVA (KAZ)
Grace MIN (USA)
Allie KIICK (USA)
Risa OZAKI (JPN)
Olga SAVCHUK (UKR)
Irena PAVLOVIC
Katerina KRAMPEROVA
Katerina STEWART
Tamira PASZEK
Sachia VICKERY
Yurika SEMA (JPN)
Nicole GIBBS (USA)

The qualifying draw is also loaded with talented veterans and highly promising young stars:

Innisbrook Qualifying Draw

Keep an eye on Louisa Chirico, who reached the semifinals of the French Open and Wimbledon Girls’ Singles in 2013, before falling to Belinda Bencic, another highly touted junior, who is presently transitioning to life on the WTA Tour, as well as the quarters of the US Open Girls’ Singles. With strong groundstrokes off of both wings, including a lethal forehand, and an improving serve, Louisa is one of strongest young female prospects in U.S. tennis in several years.

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