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US Open '08 at a glance

US Open '08 at a glance

A look at the U.S. Open, the year's final Grand Slam tennis tournament:
Surface: Hard courts.
Site: The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.
Schedule: The 14-day tournament begins Monday. The women's singles final is Sept. 6; the men's singles final is Sept. 7.
2007 Men's Singles Champion: Roger Federer of Switzerland.
2007 Women's Singles Champion: Justine Henin of Belgium.
No. 1-Seeded Man: Rafael Nadal enters the Open at No. 1, having taken over the spot Federer occupied for more than four years. Fresh off winning a gold medal in singles at the Beijing Olympics, the Spaniard already has two Grand Slam tournament titles this year, beating Federer in the French Open and at Wimbledon.
No. 1-Seeded Woman: Ana Ivanovic has stepped up her game, beating Dinara Safina in the French Open for her first major championship. But the 21-year-old Serb pulled out of the Olympics before they started because of inflammation in her right hand, a problem that left her unable to practice last month.
Prize Money: The men's and women's singles champions receive $1.5 million (euro1.01 million) each.