Pliskova Tops in Singles and Doubles at Prague; Marrakech; WTA Previews
by Staff | April 26th, 2015, 11:28 am
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GP SAR LA PRINCESSE LALLA MERYEM
Marrakech, Morocoo; Surface: clay


Seeds:
Garbine Muguruza, Timea Bacsinszky, Flavia Pennetta, Elina Svitolina, Mona Barthel, Roberta Vinci, Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, Monica Puig

Floaters: Donna Vekic

Notes: Tough start for (4) Svitolina vs. the Croat riser Vekic…Wildcards went to the top-seeded Muguruza, Morocco’s Rita Atik and Russia’s Darya Kasatkina (who starts against Muguruza)…Seven players including former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone pulled from the event…In last year’s final Spaniard Maria Teresa Torro Flor beat Switzerland’s Romina Oprandi…No former champions in the field.

J&T BANKA PRAGUE OPEN
Prague, Czech Republic; Surface: clay

Seeds: Karolina Pliskova, Lucie Safarova, Barbora Strycova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Alize Cornet, Irina-Camelia Begu, Belinda Bencic, Camila Giorgi

Floaters: Yanina Wickmayer

Notes: A Czech offensive in Prague with the first three seeds from the home country…(8) Giorgi starts against the resurgent Wickmayer…Wildcards were awarded to Czechs Denisa Allertova and Klara Koukalova, and Slovak Kristina Schmiedlova…Pulling from the event were former champ Magdalena Rybarikova and Carla Suarez Navarro…Pliskova is the top seed in singles and doubles…In last year’s final Brit Heather Watson beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova…Former champs in the field are Watson (2014)and Safarova (2013-12).

 


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