Former Wimbledon champions Muguruza, Kvitova Headline WTA Birmingham on Grass
by Staff | June 17th, 2018, 5:11 pm
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Four of the WTA Top 10, including former Wimbledon champions Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova, lead a strong field at the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, England on grass.


Upset-makers in the field include CoCo Vandeweghe, Ashleigh Barty and Johanna Konta.

NATURE VALLEY CLASSIC — BIRMINGHAM
Birmingham, Great Britain; surface: grass

Seeds: Garbine Muguruza, Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova, Petra Kvitova, Julia Goerges, Daria Kasatkina, Elise Mertens, CoCo Vandeweghe

Floaters: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Magdalena Rybarikova, Ashleigh Barty, Johanna Konta

Notes:

Four of the WTA Top 10 along with Vandeweghe and last week’s grasscourt title winner Barty make Birmingham a tough title to raise…

Interesting starts for (1) Muguruza vs. the big-hitting veteran Pavlyuchenkova, (3) Pliskova vs. Rybarikova, and (4) Kvitova vs. Konta…

Wildcards were awarded to Svitolina and Brits Katie Boulter and Heather Watson…

Madison Keys and Maria Sharapova withdrew from the event…

Kvitova beat Barty in last year’s three-set final…

Former champions in the field are Kvitova (2017) and Rybarikova (2009).


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