Isner, Kerber, Stephens Lead ATP/WTA Events

by Staff | May 19th, 2014, 1:31 am
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Open de Nice Cote d’Azur
Nice, France; Surface: clay

Seeds: John Isner, Ernests Gulbis, Gael Monfils, Gilles Simon, Dmitry Tursunov, Nicolas Mahut, Federico Delbonis, Edouard Roger-Vasselin
Floaters: (Q) Jack Sock, Martin Klizan

Notes: Potential tough starts for (1) Isner after a bye vs. compatriot (Q) Sock, and (2) Gulbis after a bye vs. the giant-killer Klizan…Isner has a 1-2 career record in Nice…This is the 30th anniversary of the Nice tournament…Wildcards went to Paul-Henri Mathieu, Borna Coric and Gael Monfils…Pulling from the tournament were Guillermo GarcĂ­a-Lopez, Andrey Golubev, Benoit Paire, Vasek Pospisil, and Milos Raonic…Al Montanes beat Monfils in the 2013 final…Montanes (2013) is the lone returning champion in the field.

Dusseldorf Open
Dusseldorf, Germany; Surface: clay

Seeds: Philipp Kohlschreiber, Marcel Granollers, Andreas Seppi, Joao Sousa, Yen-Hsun Lu, Jarkko Nieminen, Ivo, Igor Sijsling

Floaters: (WC) Dustin Brown, Nikolay Davydenko, Jurgen Melzer, Juan Monaco

Notes: (2) Granollers after a bye could face the defending champion Monaco…(5) Lu tough start vs. (WC) Brown, and (4) Sousa after a bye vs. Melzer…Wildcards also went to German Tobias Kamke and Serb Nikola Milojevic…Monaco beat Jarkko Mieminen in last year’s final.

Nurnberger Versicherungscup
Nurnberg, Germany; Surface: clay

Seeds: Angelique Kerber, Eugenie Bouchard, Klara Koukalova, Elina Svitolina, Yvonne Meusburger, Kurumi Nara, Caroline Garcia, Annika Beck

Floaters: none

Notes: Wildcards went to Germans Anna-Lena Friedsam and Antonia Lottner, and Austrian Lisa-Maria Moser…The returning champion Simona Halep is out injured.

Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France; Surface: clay

Seeds: Sloane Stephens, Alize Cornet, Kirsten Flipkens, Andrea Petkovic, Elena Vesnina, Bojana Jovanovski, Peng Shuai, Alison Riske

Floaters: Julia Goerges, Madison Keys, Casey Dellacqua, Camila Giorgi

Notes: Wildcards went to France’s Claire Feuerstein and Pauline Parmentier, and American Sloane Stephens…Pulling from the tournament were Tsvetana Pironkova, Laura Robson, Magdalena Rybarikova, Francesca Schiavone, and Zhang Shuai…Returning champions in the field are Cornet (2013) and Andrea Petkovic (2011).

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One Comment for Isner, Kerber, Stephens Lead ATP/WTA Events

contador Says:

I love it! Even though it is a 250 event, I am thrilled to see Gulbis seeded #2 in Nice! Go, Ernie!!

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