Radwanska, Tsonga in Action This Week: ATP/WTA Previews

by Staff | September 15th, 2013, 7:14 pm

Metz, France; Surface: indoor hard
Seeds: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon, Andreas Seppi, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Benoit Paire, Sam Querrey, Jeremy Chardy, Florian Mayer

Floaters: Benjamin Becker, Nicolas Mahut, “Dr.” Ivo Karlovic

Notes: Potentially tough starts for (5) Paire vs. Becker, and (6) Querrey vs. Dr. Ivo…Wildcards went to Paul-Henri Mathieu, Albano Olivetti and Gilles Simon…Pulling from the event were Marcel Granollers and Vasek “Popsicle” Pospisil…Tsonga is the two-time defending champion, defeating Andreas Seppi in last year’s final…Returning champions in the field are Tsonga (2012-11) and Simon (2010).

St. Petersburg, Russia; Surface: indoor hard

Seeds: Fabio Fognini, Mikhail Youzhny, Janko Tipsarevic, Dmitry Tursunov, Fernando Verdasco, Ernests Gulbis, Lukas Rosol, Denis Istomin

Floaters: Sergiy Stakhovsky, Marcos Baghdatis

Notes: No Top 15 players in the field…Tough starts for (5) Verdasco vs. Stakhovsky, and (4) Tursunov vs. Baghdatis…Wildcards went to Russians Mikhail Elgin, Aslan Karatsev, and Karen Khachanov…Pulling from the event were Alex Bogomolov, Jr. and defending champ Martin Klizan…Returning champs in the field are Stakhovsky (2009) and Youzhny (2004).

Seoul, Korea; Surface: outdoor hard

Seeds: Aggie Radwanska, Maria Kirilenko, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Klara Zakopalova, Elina Svitolina, Julia Georges, Andrea Petkovic, Annika Beck

Floaters: Anabel Medina Garrigues, Francesca Schiavone

Notes: Wildcards went to Koreans Han Sung-hee, Jang Su-jeong, and Lee Ye-ra…Eight players pulled from the event: Kiki Bertens, Caroline Garcia, Jamie Hampton, Ekaterina Makarova, Ayumi Morita, Magdalena Rybarikova, Carla Suarez Navarro, and Stefanie Vogele…Challenging starts for (3) Pavlyuchenkova vs. the veteran Medina Garrigues, and (7) Petkovic vs. Schiavone…Caroline Wozniacki does not return to defend her title…Kimiko Date-Krumm (2009) is the lone returning champ in the field.

Guangzhou, China; Surface: outdoor hard

Seeds: Sorana Cirstea, Alize Cornet, Laura Robson, Peng Shuai, Urszula Radwanska, Hsieh Su-wei, Varvara Lepchenko, Monica Puig

Floaters: Bojana Jovanovski

Notes: The top-seeded Cirstea starts against Jovanovski who is coming off a title…Wildcards went to Shahar Peer, Zhang Shuai and Zheng Saisai…Pulling from the tournament were Karin Knapp and Monica Niculescu…Returning champs in the field are Su-Wei (2012) and Peer (2009).


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3 Comments for Radwanska, Tsonga in Action This Week: ATP/WTA Previews

Steve 27 Says:

Is Soderling playing some tournament this year?

Kidanemariam mesfin Says:

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Michael Says:

Welcome back Tsonga !! We missed you a lot in your absence. I hope you come back with renewed energy and start the good habit of winning tournaments. So far, it is a disappointing career for you considering your latent talent and potential to achieve much more. Despite your brilliance in moments, your error prone game proves to be villian of the piece. You should learn the art of consistency. Ofcourse imbibing it would be difficult but not impossible.

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