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Oracle Challenger Series coming to Newport Beach Tennis Club

Oracle Challenger Series coming to Newport Beach Tennis Club
American Bradley Klahn, seen in the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 15, leads the Road to Indian Wells Leaderboard on the Oracle Challenger Series. (Andy Brownbill / AP)

The Oracle Challenger Series will be coming to town for its Newport Beach tennis tournament next week.

Newport Beach Tennis Club will host the event, which begins on Monday and will continue through Sunday.

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The event is free and open to the public. Tickets can be found using the Oracle Challenger Series website at oraclechallengerseries.com.

A total of 16 Americans will be in the men’s field, including three-time Grand Slam doubles champion Jack Sock. His career-best ranking once stood at No. 8 in the world.

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Bradley Klahn, the runner-up of last year’s Newport Beach tournament, is coming off a title at the Houston Challenger event. He leads the Road to Indian Wells Leaderboard, which determines the two American men and women who will receive wild-card berths into their respective singles main draws of the BNP Paribas Open.

Lauren Davis was a finalist in Houston, ascending to the top of the Road to Indian Wells Leaderboard on the women’s side.

Eugenie Bouchard, a Canadian who was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2014, is another headliner in the women’s field.

American CoCo Vandeweghe has withdrawn from the tournament due to injury.

On Saturday, the Oracle Challenger Series Newport Beach will play host to the Oracle Champions Cup. The Invesco Series QQQ event, which begins at 6 p.m., will feature Andy Roddick, James Blake, Mardy Fish and Tommy Haas.

Tickets to the event start at $35 and can be purchased at invescoseries.com.

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