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Grand Slam Cup May Allow Women

Grand Slam Cup tennis organizers said Tuesday that they would consider allowing women to play in the yearly tournament, which offers $6 million in prize money.

The Grand Slam Cup is reserved for the top players in each of the four Grand Slam events. Axel Meyer-Woelden, who founded the Cup in 1990 and recently died, had wanted women to participate in the Cup or to have their own version of the tournament. Tournament director Bill Dennis said Meyer-Woelden’s plan was “definitely a good idea, and something we will work on.”

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Reuters - September 25, 1997