SAMSUNG OPEN PRESENTED BY CORNER
LUGANO, Switzerland; Surface: clay
Seeds: Kristina Mladenovic, Elise Mertens, Anett Kontaveit, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Alize Cornet, Mihaela Buzarnescu, Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Alison Van Uytvanck
Floaters: Laura Siegemund, Oceane Dodin, Camila Giorgi, Mona Barthel
The tournament moves to Lugano in its second year…The seedings were thrown into turmoil after the last-minute withdrawal of Carla Suarez Navarro…
Tough starts for the struggling (1) Mladenovic vs. last year’s breakout player Siegemund, (9) Van Uytvanck vs. Dodin who she has lost to (winner to face Giorgi), and struggling comeback player (5) Kuznetsova vs. the powerful Barthel…
Wildcards were awarded to Kuznetsova and Swiss Jil Teichmann and Stefanie Vogele…The former world No. 2 Kuznetsova is 0-2 in 2018 after opening-round losses at Indian Wells and Miami…
Withdrawing from the tournament were Suarez Navarro, Swiss hopeful Timea Bacsinszky, Charleston finalist Kiki Bertens, Dominika Cibulkova, Sorana Cirstea, Anna-Lena Friedsam, Kateryna Kozlova and Maria Sakkari…
Marketa Vondrousova will defend her championship won last year, in the inaugural final defeating Anett Kontaveit.
CLARO OPEN COLSANITAS
BOGOTA, Colombia; Surface: clay
Seeds: Tatjana Maria, Magda Linette, Johanna Larsson, Veronica Cepede Royg, Lara Arruabarrena, Alison Riske, Ana Bogdan, Ajla Tomljanovic
No Top 60 players in the field after significant player withdrawals…
The all-Colombian wildcard spate went to Emiliana Arango, Maria Herazo Gonzalez, and Maria Camila Osorio Serrano…
The slew of players withdrawing from the field would have made up the majority of the seeds: Eugenie Bouchard, Sara Errani, Beatriz Haddad Maia, Daria Kasatkina, Francesca Schiavone, and Sachia Vickery…
Schiavone beat Arruabarrena for last year’s title…
Former champions in the field are Irini Falconi (2016), Arruabarrena (2012), and Mariana Duque Marino (2010).
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