Davis Cup This Week; WTA Previews Charleston Family Cup, Mexico
by Staff | March 31st, 2013, 9:46 pm

Two WTA tournaments this week, and the Davis Cup quarterfinals featuring Italy at Canada, Serbia at the U.S., France at Argentina, and the Czech Republic at Kazakhstan.

Family Circle Cup
Charleston, S.C., USA
Surface: green clay

Seeds: Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Samantha Stosur, Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams, Lucie Safarova, Carla Suarez Navarro, Mona Barthel, Jelena Jankovic, Julia Goerges, Sorana Cirstea, Varvara Lepchenko, Tamira Paszek, Yaroslava Shvedova, Sabine Lisicki, Laura Robson

Floaters: (WC) Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Madison Keys, Melanie Oudin, Daniela Hantuchova, Francesca Schiavone

Notes: The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes, with potentially tough openers including (4) Stephens vs. the upset specialist Mattek-Sands (if she can get by Anastasia Rodionova in her opener), (9) Jankovic vs. Oudin who she has lost to before, (3) Stosur after a bye potentially vs. Hantuchova, and the same with (2) Wozniacki vs. the former Slam winner Schiavone…wildcards went to Mattek-Sands, German Andrea Petkovic, American Taylor Townsend and Wozniacki…qualifying to the main draw were Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, Italian Nastassja Burnett, France’s Caroline Garcia, Americans Vania King, Mallory Burdette, Grace Min, and Jessica Pegula, and Brazil’s Teliana Pereira…notable pulls from the field were Sara Errani (thigh), Kaia Kanepi, and Heather Watson (left adductor)…former champs in the field of the tournament that dates to 1973 are Serena Williams (2012,’08), Wozniacki (2011), Stosur (2010), Lisicki (2009), Jankovic (2007), and Venus Williams (2004).

Monterrey Open
Monterrey, Mexico
Surface: hard

Seeds: Angelique Kerber, Marion Bartoli, Maria Kirilenko, Ana Ivanovic, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Yanina Wickmayer, Urszula Radwanska, Ayumi Morita

Floaters: Vera Dushevina, Kimiko Date-Krumm, Coco Vandeweghe

Notes: Interesting start for (2) Bartoli vs. the free-swinging American Vandeweghe…wildcards went to (4) Ivanovic and Mexicans Ximena Hermoso and Ana Sof�a Sanchez…notable pulls from the draw were Victoria Azarenka (right ankle, missed a chunk of cash), Kirsten Flipkens, Aleksandra Wozniak (shoulder), and Vera Zvonareva (shoulder)…Returning former champs in the field are Pavlyuchenkova (2011-10) and Bartoli (2009).


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8 Comments for Davis Cup This Week; WTA Previews Charleston Family Cup, Mexico

Wog boy Says:

Americans are favorite, I don’t see where Serbia can get third win even if Nole gets two of them, which cannot be taken for granted. Nole will have to forget this North American tour as quick as possible, badly planed and badly executed, though for DC match Tipsy is the one to blame. I just hope his confidence is not shaken.

alison Says:

Wogboy YNWA nice win for LVC.

Wog boy Says:


Yes, indeed:)

Steve 27 Says:

Last chance for Nalbandian. Can he do it this time?

Giles Says:

Heather Watson has been diagnosed with glandular fever. #Sad

alison Says:

That is sad news Giles,thanks for the info.

Margot Says:

Oh poor Heather :( That explains a lot. Recently she talked about being “burnt out.” This explains why.
Hope she gets better soon.

RZ Says:

Laura Robson lost to Genie Bouchard in 3 sets. I get that it’s hard to play a good friend, but really Laura should have won that one. She hasn’t had good results since the Aussie Open.

Hopefully she and Heather Watson will be back playing strong tennis soon.

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