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October 5 2005

In Moscow, from 8 to 16 October 2005, at the courts of the sports complex "Olympic" will be the XVI International tennis tournament "Kremlin Cup." This tournament - the first professional tournament on indoor courts, in which the combined women's and men's tournaments. The female part is a purely top ten tournaments SE WTA Tour, a male refers to the "International Series of the Association of Tennis Professionals.

This year the total prize fund of the Kremlin Cup will be 2.3 million dollars, of which 1.3 million accounts for the female part and the rest of the male. Triumphalists both men and women, respectively, will receive 142,000 and 189,000 dollars respectively.

On the eve of the opening of the tournament, his opinion about the "Kremlin Cup" shared the chairman of the board tournament, the Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpishchev Anvyarovich.

Master of Russian tennis, said the undoubted progress of Russian tennis in recent years.

"Russia is now ranked first in Europe for junior tennis. This year, the results of juniors, as well as men and women - the best in the world. It is no secret that the girls have won the Fed Cup, the men were in the semifinals of the Davis Cup as a result, we achieved an unprecedented result - we are third in world standings - said Tarpishchev.

Shamil Anvyarovich these results on direct links with the existence of the Kremlin Cup, which has been held for 16 years and is one of the pillars of our tennis.
"Very pleased that during this period, the tournament moves only forward, one step without departing from the already captured positions" - the chairman of the board of directors.

Tarpishchev said that the composition of the female part of the tournament is incredibly representatives - it gathers all the 10 Russian women, occurring in the world 30 ku, but they will be even greater, as the organizers intend to give the wild card Eugenia Linz, which was not rated, on the second ticket to claim several tennis players. However, the undoubted success - it is an invitation to the tournament Sharapova.

Shamil Anvyarovich touched on the health of long-term leader of the Russian men's tennis, Marat Safin: "He is in the application, but due to health problems he could not take part in the tournament."

According to the trainer, the treatment of Marat last another month and a half, although it is possible that at some tournaments before the end of 2005, he still will play. But, under the condition that it will not harm your health.

"We do not really like to see Safin" jumped out "of the World 10-ki. While there is an attempt to cure his foot without surgery. I recall that he won last year, many tournaments, and, accordingly, because of "absenteeism" he will lose a lot of ranking points. Decision will be made on the basis of expediency, still not joking risk to health "- said Shamil Tarpishchev.

This year the tournament will be tennis players from 16 countries.
In the main draw women's tournament "Kremlin Cup" -2005 got all the top Russian tennis player: Maria Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena Dementieva (last year's finalist of the tournament "Kremlin Cup"), Anastasia Myskina (winner of the tournament "Kremlin Cup" in 2003 and 2004 city), Vera Zvonareva and Elena Bovina, Elena Lihovtseva, Dinara Safina, Anna Chakvetadze, Vera Dushevina. They will be competing foreign "stars" Amelie Mauresmo (France), winner at Wimbledon this year, Venus Williams (USA) Alicia Molik (Australia) Nathalie Dechy (France) and others.

In regard to the male part of the competition - their participation in the men's tournament was confirmed by all leading Russian tennis players: Nikolay Davydenko (last year's winner of the tournament "Kremlin Cup"), Mikhail Youzhny, Igor Andreev, and such famous players as the tournament runner "Roland Garros" -2005 Mariano Puerto (Argentina), Dominik Hrbaty (Slovakia), a finalist last year's Kremlin Cup, Greg Rusedski (Britain), Max Mirnyi (Belarus), Nicolas Kiefer (Germany), Andrei Pavel (Romania) and others.

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