Serena Leads Entire Top 20 at Cincinnati: Preview
by Staff | August 11th, 2013, 10:50 am
  • No Comments

The entire WTA Top 20 turns out next week for the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, where Maria Sharapova will make her return from injury and debut new coach Jimmy Connors in her player’s box.


Azarenka seems recovered from the bad back that had her miss Toronto, while Serena Williams remains on a tear, competing in the Toronto final today.

How tough is the Cincinnati draw? Former Slam champ Svetlana Kuznetsova barely got in, while former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone didn’t, and has to play the qualifying.

WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Surface: hard

Seeds: Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Li Na, Sara Errani, Petra Kvitova, Marion Bartoli, Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki, Samantha Stosur, Roberta Vinci, Kirsten Flipkens, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic, Maria Kirilenko

Floaters: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Venus Williams, (WC) Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Sabine Lisicki, Sloane Stephens, Shuai Peng, Alize Cornet

Notes: The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes…Sharapova returns from her hip injury…Tough starts for (11) Stosur vs. Kuznetsova, (6) Errani vs. Cibulkova, (12) Vinci vs, (WC) Mattek-Sands (winner to likely meet Daniela Hantuchova), (14) Jankovic vs. Lisicki, (3) Sharapova after a bye likely vs. Stephens, the struggling (10) Wozniacki vs. Peng, and (15) Ivanovic vs. Cornet…Serena could meet the Wimbledon champ Bartoli in the quarters…(13) Flipkens and Venus could arrange a rematch from last week in the second round…Other wildcards went to American Lauren Davis and the Slovak Hantuchova…Pulling from the event were Kaia Kanepi, Romina Oprandi, Nadia Petrova and Brit Laura Robson…Na beat Kerber in last year’s seat-evacuating final…Returning champs in the field are Na (2012), Sharapova (2011), and Jankovic (2009).

 


Also Check Out:
Serena v Henin: 2010 Australian Open Final Preview
WTA Cincinnati Preview: All Eyes on Serena Williams; Venus and Clijsters Out
Serena Williams Out of US Open
Preview: Serena Williams v Li Na, Sony Open Final
Serena Williams to Undergo Foot Surgery, Will Miss Summer Hardcourts, OK for US Open

Don't miss any tennis action, stay connected with Tennis-X

Get Tennis-X news FREE in your inbox every day

Comments are closed.

Top story: Rafael Nadal Is Training Hard For 2015 [Video]
Most Recent story: Tommy Haas Will Not Play The Australian Open
  • Recent Comments
Rankings
ATP - Dec 15 WTA - Dec 15
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Ana Ivanovic
6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Milos Raonic8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Angelique Kerber
10 David Ferrer10 Dominika Cibulkova
More: Tennis T-Shirts | Tennis Shop | Live Tennis Scores | Headlines

Copyright © 2003-2014 Tennis-X.com. All rights reserved.
This website is an independently operated source of news and information and is not affiliated with any professional organizations.