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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2006 file photo, members of the grounds crew start drying out the stadium court at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven, Conn., preparing it for play in the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament.  The  2010 professional tennis stop could be the city's last unless a new sponsor steps forward to replace the pen manufacturer, which is dropping its sponsorship of the event after 14 year.  (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2006 file photo, members of the grounds crew start drying out the stadium court at the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven, Conn., preparing it for play in the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament. The 2010 professional tennis stop could be the city's last unless a new sponsor steps forward to replace the pen manufacturer, which is dropping its sponsorship of the event after 14 year. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

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