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                                                                 Strong TV figures for first round ties
20 February 2006 Issue 8




                                                               The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first round ties on 10-12 February registered strong television
                                                               ratings and market shares around the world. The ITF organised the international co-ordination
                                                               and distribution for five of the eight ties, ensuring a consistency in the coverage of the ties.

                                                               The World Group feature tie, Germany versus France, was shown by 19 broadcasters in 70
                                                               countries, including host broadcaster DSF and away broadcasters France Television and
                                                               Sport +, with France 2 registering a 28 per cent market share during France’s decisive doubles
                                                               victory on the Saturday. Other channels included BSkyB (UK & Ireland), CCTV (China), Zee
                                                               Sports (India), The Tennis Channel (USA) and Dubai Sports Channel (28 countries).

                                                               Coverage of the USA versus Romania tie in La Jolla was shared in the USA between host
                                                               broadcaster The Tennis Channel and new partner OLN. TVR (Romania) enjoyed a peak market
                                     Andy Roddick (USA)        share of 31 per cent for the second singles rubber between James Blake and Victor Hanescu.
                                     (Photo: Ron Angle)
                                                               There were also impressive viewing figures in Croatia, where HRT’s market share peaked at
                                                               36 per cent on the Saturday, when the champions completed victory over Austria in Graz.

                               The ITF’s official highlights programme, a summary of all the World Group ties, was shown by 20 broadcasters in 70
                               countries while the official Davis Cup broadband service, www.daviscup.tv, continues to provide the opportunity for
                               visitors to watch highlights of the action online.


                               ITF confirms Zone Group III and IV details
                               The ITF has confirmed the remaining details of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Zone Group III and IV events for 2006.
                               Europe/Africa Zone Group III events will be held in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Botswana, while the dates of Asia/Oceania
                               Zone Group IV in Jordan have also be confirmed.

                               The next round of World Group and Zonal Group I and II ties will be held on the weekend of 7-9 April. For further
                               information, visit www.daviscup.com.

                               Europe/Africa Zone Group III               Europe/Africa Zone Group III            Asia/Oceania Zone Group IV
                               - Venue 1                                  - Venue 2
                               Venue: Banjaluka,                          Venue: Gaborone, Botswana               Venue: Amman, Jordan
                               Bosnia-Herzegovina                         Surface: hard - outdoors                Surface: hard - outdoors
                               Surface: clay - outdoors                   Dates: w/c 24 July                      Dates: w/c 3 April
                               Dates: w/c 17 July                         Nations: Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire,       Nations: Brunei, Iraq, Jordan,
                               Nations: Andorra, Armenia,                 Denmark, Ghana, Namibia,                Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Oman,
                               Bosnia-Herzegovina, Estonia,               Nigeria, Rwanda, Tunisia                Qatar,     Syria,     Tajikistan,
                               Lithuania, Moldova, Monaco,                                                        Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates
                               Turkey



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                                            Obituary - Ken Fletcher
20 February 2006 Issue 8




                                  The ITF was saddened to learn of the death of
                                  Australian doubles great Ken Fletcher in Brisbane at
                                  the age of 65.
                                                                                                         13-21 February: ITF/OS Level 1 Coaches Course,
                                  Fletcher captured 12 Grand Slam doubles titles,                            Kingstown, St Vincent & The Grenadines
                                  inclduding ten mixed doubles with Margaret Smith                      18 February - 3 March: ITF Level 1 Coaches Course,
                                  Court, with whom he achieved the Grand Slam in                                        Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
                                  1963. He also won the 1964 Roland Garros men’s                              21-24 February: ITF Play Tennis Course,
                                  doubles with Roy Emerson, and the 1966 Wimbledon                                    Podgorica, Montenegro
                                  men’s doubles with John Newcombe.                                          26-27 February: Intro to Tennis Taskforce
                                                                                                                          Meeting, London
                                                                                                              10-19 March: ITF/Tennis Europe 14 & U
                                                                                                                  Development Champs, Estonia

                                          IC World Junior Challenge
                                   The finals of the IC World Junior Challenge,
                                   sponsored by IBM Business Consulting Services,
                                   take place in Sydney on 23-25 February. Six 16 &
                                   under teams from New Zealand, Australia,                                 National Association updates
                                   Uruguay, Japan, France and Mexico qualified from
                                   IC World Junior Challenge events in Europe, South                      Tan z ani a - TAN
                                                                                                           anzania
                                   America, North America and Australia.                                   anzania Lawn ennis Assoc    soci
                                                                                                          Tan z ani a La wn Tenni s As soc i ation
                                                                                                          New email:
                                   After the completion of the Finals, the teams will                         ijn@mfa.no
                                   take part in ITF Junior Circuit events in Adelaide and
                                   Gosford.
                                                                                                          Zambia - ZAM
                                   For further information, please visit the IC council                   Z amb i a La wn Tenni s As soc i ation
                                                                                                            ambi Lawn ennis Assoc    soci
                                   website: www.ic-tennis.org.                                            New Tel:
                                                                                                              +260 241 2301
                                                                                                          New Fax:
                                                                                                              +260 241 1345


                                                     ITF activities
                                  ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti is attending the
                                  Winter Olympics in Turin as a newly elected member
                                  of the IOC.




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                                                             INDESIT                                       Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Race
                                                             ATP 2006 Race                               Position    Player Name (Nationality)            Points
                                                                                                         1st         MAURESMO, Amelie (FRA)                 1091
                                  Position     Player Name (Nationality)              Points             2nd         HENIN-HARDENNE, Justine (BEL)           687
                                  1st          FEDERER, Roger (SUI)                      250             3rd         CLIJSTERS, Kim (BEL)                    500
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                                  2nd          BAGHDATIS, Marcos (CYP)                   154             4th         SHARAPOVA, Maria (RUS)                  449
                                  3rd          LJUBICIC, Ivan (CRO)                      130             5th         HINGIS, Martina (SUI)                   440
                                  4th=         KIEFER, Nicolas (GER)                      90             6th         DEMENTIEVA, Elena (RUS)                 439
                                  4th=         NALBANDIAN, David (ARG)                    90             7th         PETROVA, Nadia (RUS)                    403
                                  6th          HAAS, Tommy (GER)                          87             8th         SCHNYDER, Patty (SUI)                   342
                                  7th          DAVYDENKO, Nikolay (RUS)                   80             9th         KOSTANIC, Jelena (CRO)                  261
                                  8th          ANCIC, Mario (CRO)                         73             10th        VAIDISOVA, Nicole (CZE)                 259
                                  9th          GROSJEAN, Sebastien (FRA)                  70
                                  10th         SANTORO, Fabrice (FRA)                     66
                                                                                                                    ITF Junior Rankings
                                                                                                                    JUNIOR BOYS RANKING
                                        ITF Wheelchair Rankings                                          Position    Player Name (Nationality)      Points
                                                                                                         1st         CILIC, Marin (CRO)            1342.50
                                     MEN’S SINGLES RANKING 20.02.06                                      2nd         DE BAKKER, Thiemo (NED)       1062.50
                                                                                                         3rd         SIDORENKO, Alexandre (FRA)     848.75
                                   Position     Player Name (Nationality)              Points
                                                                                                         4th         YOUNG, Donald (USA)             777.50
                                   1st          JEREMIASZ, Michael (FRA)                 2755
                                                                                                         5th         ROSHARDT, Robin (SUI)           733.75
                                   2nd          AMMERLAAN, Robin (NED)                   1896
                                                                                                         6th         SINGH, Sanam (IND)             690.00
                                   3rd          HALL, David (AUS)                         1781
                                                                                                         7th         DAMICO, Kellen (USA)            633.75
                                   4th          KRUSZELNICKI, Tadeusz (POL)              1618
                                                                                                         8th         SERGEYEV, Ivan (UKR)           602.50
                                   5th          SAIDA, Satoshi (JPN)                     1464
                                                                                                         9th         LUNCANU, Petre-Alexandru (ROM) 596.25
                                   6th          LEGNER, Martin (AUT)                     1224
                                                                                                         10th        LOJDA, Dusan (CZE)             595.00
                                   7th          WELCH, Stephen (AUS)                     1196
                                   8th          KUNIEDA, Shingo (JPN)                     1110                      JUNIOR GIRLS RANKING
                                   9th          VINK, Ronald (NED)                       1090
                                   10th         WIKSTROM, Peter (SWE)                    1088            Position    Player Name (Nationality)            Points
                                                                                                         1st         PAVLYUCHENKOVA, Anastasia (RUS) 1160.00
                                  WOMEN’S SINGLES RANKING 20.02.06                                       2nd         AZARENKA, Viktoria (BLR)            1092.50
                                                                                                         3rd         WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN)           1075.00
                                   Position     Player Name (Nationality)      Points                    4th         RADWANSKA, Agnieszka (POL)          1032.50
                                   1st          VERGEER, Esther (NED)            2651                    5th         SZAVAY, Agnes (HUN)                  987.50
                                   2nd          GRAVELLIER, Florence (FRA)       1643                    6th         OLARU, Raluca (ROM)                  976.25
                                   3rd          GRIFFIOEN, Jiske (NED)           1602                    7th         DULGHERU, Alexandra (ROM)            915.00
                                   4th          WALRAVEN, Sharon (NED)           1497                    8th         BUZARNESCU, Mihaela (ROM)            903.75
                                   5th          SMIT, Maaike (NED)                1144                   9th         GLATCH, Alexa (USA)                  895.00
                                   6th          SUTER-ERATH, Karin (SUI)          809                    10th        CIBULKOVA, Dominika (SVK)            875.00
                                   7th          HOMAN, Korie (NED)                796
                                   8th          YAOSA, Mie (JPN)                   777
                                   9th          CHOKYU, Yuka (CAN)                688
                                   10th         ARNOULT-RITTHALER, Beth Ann (USA) 646                                   EDITOR: Nick Imison

                                      QUAD SINGLES RANKING 20.02.06                                                     CONTRIBUTORS: Sam
                                   Position     Player Name (Nationality)              Points                           Sandeman-Allen
                                   1st          WAGNER, David (USA)                      1224
                                   2nd          TAYLOR, Nicholas (USA)                   1002
                                   3rd          NORFOLK, Peter (GBR)                      938           THIS WEEK IS PRODUCED BY:
                                                                                                        ITF Communications Department
                                   4th          JORDAN, David (USA)                       763
                                                                                                                     887 64          Fax:           392
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                                   5th          HUNTER, Sarah (CAN)                        745          Email:     communications@itftennis.com



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                          Results week commencing 13 February
                          ITF MEN’S CIRCUIT                              Doubles                                   ITF JUNIOR CIRCUIT
                                                                         Martin Lee/David Sherwood (GBR) d.
                          AUSTRALIA F1 FUTURES, SYDNEY                   Colin Fleming/Jamie Murray (GBR) 64 75    SANTIAGO, CHILE, GRADE 2
                          ($15,000)                                                                                Boys Singles
                          Singles                                        ITF WOMEN’S CIRCUIT                       Nicolas Santos (BRA) d. Pedro Feitosa
                          Radim Zitko (CZE) d. Nathan Healey                                                       (BRA) 62 62
                          (AUS) 36 64 64                                 $10,000 ALBUFEIRA (POR)                   Girls Singles
                          Doubles                                        Singles                                   Maria-Fernanda Alvarez (BOL) d. Cindy
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                          Sadik Kadir/Robert Smeets (AUS) d.             Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea (ROM) d.           Chala (FRA) 64 60
                          Scott Lipsky (USA)/Mark Nielsen (NZL)          Chayenne Ewijk (NED) 60 75                Boys Doubles
                          16 63 10(6)                                    Doubles                                   Hans Podlipnik (CHI)/Edgar Rodriguez
                                                                         See www.itftennis.com                     (COL) d. Guillermo Duran (ARG)/Pedro
                          CRO ATIA F1 FUTURE S, ZAGREB
                          CROA            FUTURES,                                                                 Graber-Anguita (CHI) 64 62
                          ($15,000)                                      $10,000 BUCHEN (GER)                      Girls Doubles
                          Singles                                        Singles                                   Emiko Ito/Yuuki Tanaka (JPN) d. Akari
                          Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Dieter Kindlmann          Anna Korzeniak (POL) d. Ana Veselinovic   Inoue/Ai Yamamoto (JPN) 16 61 63
                          (GER) 64 62                                    (SCG) 26 75 76(6)
                          Doubles                                        Doubles                                   RUNGS TED
                                                                                                                   RUNGSTED          K Y S T,
                                                                                                                                     KY        DENMARK,
                          Jean-Francois Bachelot/Nicolas Tourte          Katerina Avdiyenko (UKR)/Urszula          GRADE 4
                          (FRA) d. Tobias Klein/Mihail Zverev            Radwanska (POL) d. Lucie Kriegsmannova/   Boys Singles
                          (GER) 76(7) 76(3)                              Zuzana Zalabska (CZE) w/o.                Rasmus Jonasson (SWE) d. Christoffer
                                                                                                                   Konigsfeldt (DEN) 61 63
                          ITALY F1 FUTURE S, B ARI ($10 ,000 )
                            ALY
                          ITAL      FUTURES, BARI ($10,000   ,000)       $10,000 MALLORCA (ESP)                    Girls Singles
                          Singles                                        Singles                                   Yulia Solonitskaya (RUS) d. Mona
                          Daniele Giorgini (ITA) d. Leonardo Azzaro      Estrella Cabeza (ESP) d. Stella Menna     Barthel (GER) 62 62
                          (ITA) 64 36 75                                 (ITA) 64 61                               Boys Doubles
                          Doubles                                        Doubles                                   Rasmus Jonasson/Otto Sauer (SWE) d.
                          Marco Crugnola/Alessandro Da Col (ITA)         Marta Fraga (ESP)/Laura Thorpe (FRA) d.   Christoffer Konigsfeldt/Soren Wedege
                          d.     Daniele      Giorgini/Giancarlo         Estrella Cabeza /Nuria Roig (ESP) 64 75   (DEN) 61 63
                          Petrazzuolo (ITA) 63 63                                                                  Girls Doubles
                                                                         $25,000 SAGUENAY (CAN)                    Julia Bone (GBR)/Julie Lamont (BEL) d.
                          MEXICO F2 FUTURES, MEXICO CITY                 Singles                                   Valeria Casillo/Alessandra Ferrazzi (ITA)
                          ($10,000)                                      Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Valerie         46 61 61
                          Singles                                        Tetreault (CAN) 57 75 76(6)
                          Roman Borvanov (USA) d. Rahim                  Doubles                                   COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, GRADE 5
                          Esmail (CAN) 75 60                             Alberta Brianti/Giulia Casoni (ITA) d.    Boys Singles
                          Doubles                                        Raquel Kops-Jones/Aleke Tsoubanos         In Sung Jang (KOR) d. Jin-Wook Choi
                          Nathaniel Schnugg/Scott Schnugg                (USA) 64 76(4)                            (KOR) 16 62 76(2)
                          (USA) d. Shane La Porte (USA)/Lazaro                                                     Girls Singles
                          Navarro (CUB) 76(2) 76(4)                      $25,000 STOCKHOLM (SWE)                   Kelsey Sundaram (USA) d. Yui Kato (JPN)
                                                                         Singles                                   62 64
                          SPAIN     F6    FUTURES,      MURCIA           Elise Tamaela (NED) d. Virginie Pichet    Boys Doubles
                          ($10,000)                                      (FRA) 63 36 62                            Jin-Wook Choi/Junh-Yung Lee (KOR) d.
                          Singles                                        Doubles                                   Nishendran         Sivendran/Udith
                          Victor-Valentin Crivoi (ROM) d. Jose-          Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)/Aurelie Vedy       Wickramasinghe (SRI) 64 67(6) 62
                          Antonio Sanchez (ESP) 62 64                    (FRA) d. Surina De Beer (RSA)/Anne        Girls Doubles
                          Doubles                                        Keothavong (GBR) 64 64                    Yui Kato/Hiroko Kuwata (JPN) d.
                          Victor Ionita/Gabriel Moraru (ROM) d.                                                    Ashmitha     Easwaramurthi/Janaki
                          Miquel Perez/Gabriel Trujillo (ESP) 06         $25,000 SYDNEY (AUS)                      Gunuganti (IND) 57 76(2) 75
                          64 64                                          Singles
                                                                         Jarmila Gajdosova (SVK) d. Sophie                                    Cont. over/...
                          GREAT BRITAIN 1 S ATELLITE (WEEK
                          GREAT BRITAIN                                  Ferguson (AUS) 64 36 76(3)
                          3), SHEFFIELD ($12,500)                        Doubles
                          Singles                                        Yung-Jan Chan/Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE)
                          Laurent Recouderc (FRA) d. Joshua              d. Ayumi Morita/Junri Namigata (JPN)
                          Goodall (GBR) 63 67(7) 63                      62 61
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                               Results (cont. from page 4)
                               MEXICO CIT Y, MEXIC O , GRADE 5
                               MEXICO CITY MEXICO
                               Boys Singles
                               Cesar Ramirez (MEX) d. Bozidar Katsarov
                               (USA) 61 46 64
                               Girls Singles
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                               Pamela Montez (USA) d. Sarah
                               Woestmann (GER) 26 64 64
                               Boys Doubles
                               Alejandro Argumedo B (ESA)/Cesar
                               Ramirez (MEX) d. Santiago Nieto/
                               Alberto Rojas (MEX) 60 60
                               Girls Doubles
                               Clarisse Baca (MEX)/Pamela Montez
                               (USA) d. Casey Kennedy (CAN)/Sarah
                               Woestmann (GER) 64 62

                               WELLINGTON,        NEW      ZEALAND,
                               GRADE 5
                               Boys Singles
                               Bernard Tomic (AUS) d. Dae Soung Oh
                               (KOR) 63 62
                               Girls Singles
                               Amanda Cunningham (GBR) d. Brittany
                               Sheed (AUS) 46 64 61
                               Boys Doubles
                               Robert Foy/Patrick Metham (NZL) d.
                               Herman De Bruin (RSA)/Wayne Wallis
                               (AUS) 64 62
                               Girls Doubles
                               Janelle Cuthbertson/Brittany Sheed
                               (AUS) d. Katie Lee/Michelle Russ (AUS)
                               62 61

                                   WHEELCHAIR CIRCUIT
                               ITF WHEELCHAIR CIRC UIT

                               CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND,
                               ITF 3 SERIES
                               Men’s Singles
                               Robinson Mendez (CHI) d. Sebastien
                               Husser (FRA) 51 ret.
                               Women’s Singles
                               Jacqueline Courtier (NZL) d. Tiffiney Perry
                               (NZL) 63 63
                               Quad Singles
                               James McLeod (NZL) d. Norihiko
                               Yamamoto (JPN) 61 76(1)
                               Men’s Doubles
                               Michael Esler (AUS)/Sebastien Husser
                               (FRA) d. Yoshinobu Fujimoto (JPN)/
                               Robinson Mendez (CHI) 63 06 61
                               Women’s Doubles
                               Jacqueline Courtier/Tiffiney Perry (NZL)
                               d. Jan Proctor (USA)/Ritsuko Sakamoto
                               (JPN) 62 60



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                               This Week Next Week
                                Events - week commencing 20 February 2006

                               MEN                 Israel F1 Futures                     Ramat Hasharon            $10,000
                                                   Poland F1 Futures                     Szczecin                  $10,000
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                                                   Spain F7 Futures                      Cartagena                 $10,000
                                                   Great Britain 1 Satellite (Week 4)    Sheffield                 $12,500
                                                   Australia F2 Futures                  Wollongong                $15,000
                                                   Croatia F2 Futures                    Zagreb                    $15,000
                                                   Italy F2 Futures                      Trento                    $15,000
                                                   Nigeria F1 Futures                    Benin City                $15,000
                                                   USA F4 Futures                        Brownsville, TX           $15,000
                                                   India 1 Satelllite (Week 1)           New Delhi                 $6,250+H

                               WOMEN               China, P.R.                           Shenzhen                  $10,000
                                                   Egypt                                 POSTPONED TO 13 MAR       $10,000
                                                   Israel                                Ramat Hasharon            $10,000
                                                   Nigeria                               Benin City                $10,000
                                                   Portugal                              Portimao                  $10,000
                                                   Spain                                 Melilla                   $10,000
                                                   Australia                             Gosford                   $25,000
                                                   Canada                                Saint Georges De Beauce   $25,000
                                                   Germany                               Biberach                  $25,000
                                                   USA                                   St Paul, MN               $50,000

                               SENIORS             Canada                                Markham                   Grade 3

                               JUNIORS             Uruguay                               Punta del Este            Grade 2
                                                   Finland                               Helsinki                  Grade 4
                                                   Mexico                                Zapopan                   Grade 4
                                                   Netherlands                           Almere                    Grade 4

                               WHEELCHAIR          Switzerland                           Sion                      ITF 3 Series




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                               This Week Next Week
                                Events - week commencing 27 February 2006


                               MEN                 China F3 Futures                      Shenzhen              $10,000
                                                   Israel F2 Futures                     Raanana               $10,000
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                                                   Italy F3 Futures                      Roma Castelgandolfo   $10,000
                                                   Poland F2 Futures                     Wroclaw               $10,000
                                                   Switzerland F1 Futures                Wilen                 $10,000
                                                   New Zealand F1 Futures                Blenheim              $15,000
                                                   Nigeria F2 Futures                    Benin City            $15,000
                                                   USA F5 Futures                        Harlingen, TX         $15,000
                                                   Spain 1 Satellite (Week 1)            Badalona              $6,250
                                                   India 1 Satellite (Week 2)            New Delhi             $6,250+H

                               WOMEN               Egypt                                 POSTPONED TO 20 MAR   $10,000
                                                   Israel                                Raanana               $10,000
                                                   Nigeria                               Benin City            $10,000
                                                   Spain                                 Las Palmas            $25,000
                                                   USA                                   Clearwater, FL        $25,000
                                                   USA                                   Las Vegas, NV         $75,000

                               JUNIORS             Argentina                             Mar del Plata         Grade 2
                                                   Malaysia                              Sarawak               Grade 3
                                                   Russia                                Izhevsk               Grade 3
                                                   Australia                             Adelaide              Grade 4
                                                   El Salvador                           La Libertad           Grade 4
                                                   Germany                               Nurnberg              Grade 4
                                                   Lithuania                             Siauliai              Grade 4
                                                   Norway                                Oslo                  Grade 4

                               W H E E L C H A I R Australia                             Hobart                ITF Futures Series
                                                   Canada                                Bouvier               ITF Futures Series




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