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It’s October. Where in the world is pro tennis?

TI Image lo res Many consider the tennis season over after the US Open but October is actually one of the most jam-packed months in pro tennis. Encompassing both the Asian swing and European indoor season, there are thirteen tournaments rolling into action this month.

Check out the full October calendar below, grab some caffeine, and stave off your tennis withdrawal. Feeds, photos and tv coverage (in some parts of the world) make this a season to watch.

China Open  ATP World Tour 500 / WTA PremierWhere: Beijing, China. When: 10/1/2011 Surface: Hard/Outdoors Players ATP: Monfils, Berdych, Tsonga, Simon, Melzer, Roddick, Isner Players WTA: Wozniacki, Zvonareva, Azarenka, Stosur, Petkovic, Ivanovic

Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships ATP World Tour 500. Where: Tokyo, Japan When: 10/3/2011 Surface: Hard/OutdoorsPlayers: Nadal, Murray, Ferrer, Fish, Troicki, Monaco, Gulbis

Shanghai Rolex Masters  ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Where: Shanghai, China When: 10/9/2011 Surface: Hard/Outdoors Players: Djokovic, Nadal, Murray, Ferrer, Monfils, Fish, Berdych

Generali Ladies Linz WTA International Where: Linz, AustriaWhen: 10/10/2011 Surface: Hard/Indoors Players: Petkovic, Jankovic, Pavlyuchenkova, Lisicki, Görges, Kirilenko, Petrova

HP Japan Women's Open Tennis 2011 WTA International Where: Osaka, Japan. When: 10/10/2011 Surface: Hard/Outdoors Players: Stosur, Bartoli, Doi, Date Krumm

If Stockholm Open ATP World Tour 250 Where: Stockholm, Sweden When: 10/17/2011 Surface: Hard/Indoors  Players: Söderling, Monfils, Del Potro, Raonic, Wawrinka, Baghdatis, Dimitrov

Kremlin Cup ATP World Tour 250 / WTA Premier Where: Moscow, Russia When: 10/17/2011 Surface: Hard/Indoors Players ATP: Troicki, Tipsarevic, Dolgopolov, Davydenko, Tursunov, Kohlschreiber, Stakhovsky Players WTA: Zvonareva, Bartoli, Stosur, Jankovic, Radwanksa, Cibulkova, Kuznetsova

BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open WTA International Where: Luxembourg, Luxembourg When: 10/17/2011 Surface: Hard/Indoors Players: Azarenka, Petkovic, Lisicki, Ivanovic, Pennetta, Hantuchova, Kirilenko

Erste Bank Open ATP World Tour 250 Where: Vienna, Austria When: 10/24/2011 Surface: Hard/Indoors Players: Tsonga, Troicki, Melzer, Del Potro, Gasquet, Lopez, Davydenko

St. Petersburg Open ATP World Tour 250 Where: St. Petersburg, Russia When: 10/24/2011 Surface: Hard/Indoors  Players: Simon, Tipsarevic, Dolgopolov, Cilic, Youzhny, Tursunov, Kohlschreiber

TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships WTA Season-Ending Championships Where: Istanbul, Turkey When: 10/25/2011 Surface: Hard/Indoors Players: Wozniacki, Sharapova, Li, Kvitova

Valencia Open 500 ATP World Tour 500 Where: Valencia, Spain When: 10/30/2011 Surface: Hard/Indoors Players: Ferrer, Söderling , Monfils, Tsonga, Verdasco, Ferrero, Nalbandian

Swiss Indoors Basel ATP World Tour 500 Where: Basel, Switzerland When: 10/31/2011 Surface: Hard/Indoors  Players: Djokovic, Federer, Fish, Berdych, Roddick, Wawrinka, Gasquet

"Where in the World" is compiled by Jennifer Landsberg of Racquet Required.