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HEROES AMONG US: The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour yesterday concluded production of "Making of a Hero," a series of online documentary films and viral videos featuring Tour players. The series, set to launch in the coming weeks, marks the third stage of the Tour's global marketing campaign, "Looking for a Hero?" The films, a series of vignettes based on players' lives, will be featured on the Tour's soon-to-be-relaunched Web site, as well as distributed on social networking sites including MySpace, Facebook and YouTube. The Tour's campaign also includes a virtual trading card game, an online competition where fans can compete by selecting interactive trading cards of current players (WTA Tour).