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IMG MAKES AN OFFER THE WTA MAY BE HARD-PRESSED TO REFUSE

     IMG has offered the WTA Tour a guaranteed four-year deal,
estimated at $16M for exclusive marketing and TV negotiation
rights.  Bob Kain, head of IMG's tennis division: "We are in
serious negotiations, that's for sure."  WTA Tour CEO Anne
Worcester confirmed IMG's offer but would not provide any
details.  The WTA Tour has operated without a tour sponsor since
Kraft, owned by Philip Morris, left two years ago (USA TODAY,
1/27).