Caroline Garcia will try and recreate the grasscourt magic from two years ago when she raised the title at the Mallorca Open, returning this year as the top seed.
Anastasija Sevastova defends her 2017 crown against No. 2 seed and former No. 1 Angie Kerber, and dangerous unseeded floaters Victoria Azarenka, Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Sam Stosur.
Mallorca, Spain; surface: grass
Seeds: Caroline Garcia, Angelique Kerber, Anastasija Sevastova, Anett Kontaveit, Carla Suarez Navarro, Danielle Collins, Lucie Safarova, Aryna Sabalenka
Floaters: Victoria Azarenka, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Sam Stosur
One Top 10er in the field in Caroline Garcia, with former No. 1 Angie Kerber the second seed…
Unseeded floaters to watch are the former No. 1 Azarenka (starting vs. Aleksandra Krunic then (7) Safarova), the former No. 2 Kuznetsova (vs. (3) Sevastova) and the former US Open winner Stosur (vs. Marketa Vondrousova then (5) Suarez Navarro)…
Wildcards went to Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena, the Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk, Kuznetsova and former French Open winner Francesca Schiavone…
Pulling out of the tournament was Monica Niculescu, Aggie Radwanska and Zhang Shuai…
Sevastova beat Julia Goerges in last year’s three-set final…
Sevastova (2017) and Garcia (2016) are former champions entering the third year of the event.
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