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Mercury Insurance Group, Title Sponsor of Mercury Insurance Open, Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Win a Trip to 2010 U.S. Open
Contest also offers chances to win a weekend at La Costa Resort and Spa and VIP packages to Mercury Insurance Open

Mercury Insurance Group, one of California's leading automobile insurance companies and title sponsor of The Mercury Insurance Open Presented by Tri-City Medical Center, is giving away a trip for two to the 2010 US Open in New York.

The prize package includes roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles or San Diego for two, accommodations for three nights in New York City and VIP passes to the Open.

Contestants can enter the sweepstakes online at, where they can also win many other prizes, including weekend getaways at the La Costa Resort and Spa, VIP guest packages to attend the Mercury Insurance Open and pairs of free tickets to the event. You must be a legal California resident 18 years of age or older with a valid driver's license to participate in the sweepstakes.

The 2010 Mercury Insurance Open presented by Tri-City Medical Center is scheduled for July 31 through August 8 at the La Costa Resort and Spa. An impressive field of some of the top players in the world have committed to the tournament, including 2010 French Open finalist Samantha Stosur, 2010 Wimbledon finalist Vera Zvonareva, Jelena Jankovic; Svetlana Kuznetsova, Victoria Azarenka, Ana Ivanovic, Daniela Hantuchova, and America's own Lindsay Davenport and Melanie Oudin. To see the complete player list, please go to

The Mercury Insurance Open presented by Tri-City Medical Center, a Premier 700 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event offering $700,000 in prize money, marks the return of women's professional tennis to Carlsbad after a two-year hiatus. The event will be televised on Tennis Channel and ESPN 2, and will comprise one of the 10 events of the Olympus US Open Series. For additional information about the Mercury Insurance Open, log onto; join us on Facebook (; or follow frequent updates on Twitter (

About Mercury Insurance: Founded in 1962, Mercury Insurance (MCY) is a multiple-line insurance organization offering predominantly personal automobile and homeowners insurance through a network of independent agents and brokers in California, Florida, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona, New York, Georgia, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Virginia and Pennsylvania. For more information about Mercury Insurance, visit

About Tri-City Medical Center: Founded in 1957 to serve the healthcare needs of coastal North San Diego County, Tri-City Medical Center is a full-service, acute care hospital with (500) physicians practicing in 60 specialties. The Medical Center is administered by the Tri-City Healthcare District, which includes most of Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista. For more information about Tri-City Medical Center, please visit

About the USTA: Now in its seventh season, the Olympus U.S. Open Series has established itself as a true regular season of hard court tennis, linking 10 summer tournaments to the U.S. Open. Fans can follow the action with nearly 200 hours of live television coverage, culminating each week with back-to-back men's and women's finals every Sunday afternoon. Players battle for more than $37 million and a chance for bonus prize money at the U.S. Open. In 2008, Olympus became the first title sponsor of the Series. The Olympus U.S. Open Series is also supported by sponsors American Express, Evian and Grand Marnier.

Sam Querrey won the 2009 Olympus U.S. Open Series men's title and Elena Dementieva won the women's title. In 2007, Roger Federer collected the biggest paycheck in tennis history--$2.4 million--for winning the U.S. Open and the Olympus US Open Series. In 2005, Kim Clijsters captured both the U.S. Open and the Olympus U.S. Open Series, winning $2.2 million--the largest purse in women's sports history.

About Octagon Tennis: Octagon has a rich and proud history in the sport of tennis, having managed the careers of 63 Grand Slam Champions and 11 Olympic gold medalists over three decades. In addition, Octagon owns or manages more professional tennis events than any other agency with WTA and ATP events including the Kremlin Cup, Brasil Open, the Movistar Open and the Western & Southern Financial Group Championships, which is also part of the Olympus US Open Series, among others. For more information, please visit

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CONTACT: Erik Thompson, Mercury Insurance, +1-661-291-6435; or Coby
King, +1-213-486-6560, ext. 319, or Ron Demeter, +1-213-486-6560, ext. 315,
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