Stuttgart, Germany; Surface: grass
Seeds: Rafael Nadal, Marin Cilic, Feliciano Lopez, Gael Monfils, Bernard Tomic, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Dominic Thiem, Viktor Troicki
Floaters: Marcos Baghdatis, Lukas Rosol, Borna Coric
Notes: The tournament makes the switch to grass as part of the tour’s extended grasscourt season…Tough starts for (1) Nadal against the Baghdatis-Rosol winner, and (8) Troicki vs. Coric…Wildcards went to Germans Tommy Haas, Maximilian Marterer and Alexander Zverev…Pulling from the event were Julien Benneteau and Jiri Vesely…The Bryan brothers are the top seeds in doubles…Nadal (2007,’05) is the lone returning former champ in the field.
‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands; Surface: grass
Men’s Seeds: David Goffin, Roberto Bautista Agut, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Ivo Karlovic, Adrian Mannarino, Fernando Verdasco, Joao Sousa, Vasek Pospisil
Men’s Floaters: (WC) Lleyton Hewitt, Gilles Muller, Jurgen “Tuna” Melzer
Men’s Notes: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was top seeded but pulled with an abdominal injury…(3) Bautista Agut could open against (WC) Hewitt, and the top-seeded Goffin could start against the wily veteran Tuna Melzer…Other wildcards went to Romanian Marius Copil and Dutchman Robin Haase…Other players pulling from the event were Simone Bolelli, V�ctor Estrella Burgos, Richard Gasquet, Steve Johnson and Nick Kyrgios…Bautista Agut beat Benjamin Becker in last year’s final…Returning champs in the field are Bautista Agut (2014) and Hewitt (2001).
Women’s Seeds: Eugenie Bouchard, Jelena Jankovic, Coco Vandeweghe, Belinda Bencic, Camila Giorgi, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Kristina Mladenovic, and Johanna Larsson
Women’s Floaters: none
Women’s Notes: Good opportunity for Bouchard to get back on track with a title amidst a low-level field…Joining Bouchard as wildcards are France’s Oceane Dodin, and Dutchwoman Michaella Krajicek…Withdrawing from the tournament were Madison Brengle, Dominika Cibulkova, Daria Gavrilova, Andrea Petkovic and Elina Svitolina…Vandeweghe beat Jie Zheng in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the field are Vandeweghe (2014), Krajicek (2006), and Koukalova (2005).
Aegon Open Nottingham
Nottingham, Great Britain; Surface: grass
Seeds: Agnieszka Radwanska, Zarina Diyas, Varvara Lepchenko, Karin Knapp, Alison Riske, Casey Dellacqua, Magdalena Rybarikova, Ajla Tomljanovic
Floaters: Daniela Hantuchova, Yanina Wickmayer, Sesil Karatantcheva, Francesca Schiavone
Notes: Potentially tough starts for (4) Knapp vs. Wickmayer, (6) Dellacqua vs. the hot-handed Karatentcheva, and (2) Diyas vs. the Slam winner Schiavone…Wildcards went to Radwanska and Brits Katy Dunne and Johanna Konta…Pulling from the tournament were Mona Barthel, Alexandra Dulgheru, Julia Goerges, Peng Shuai, Roberta Vinci and Heather Watson.
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