Italians Vinci, Errani Head WTA Events in Malaysia, Mexico This Week
by Staff | February 27th, 2016, 11:45 pm

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Surface: hard
Roberta Vinci, Elina Svitolina, Sabine Lisicki, Annika Beck, Nao Hibino, Eugenie Bouchard, Hsieh Su-wei, Zheng Saisai

Floaters: Zarina Diyas

Notes: Vinci the lone Top 10er in the field…(4) Beck with a tricky opener vs. Diyas…Vinci took a wildcard, with additional main draw entries awarded to seeds Lisicki, Svitolina, and Hong Kong’s unseeded Zhang Ling…Appearance money must have been scant…Only four players in the Top 50, which would seem an opportunity for Bouchard to broaden her comeback attempt…Withdrawing from the event were Alison Riske, Anastasija Sevastova and Ajla Tomljanovic…Nether finalists return as Caroline Wozniacki topped Alexandra Dulgheru in last year’s championship; both are in Mexico this week…Hsieh (2012) is the lone former champ in the field.

Monterrey, Mexico; Surface: hard

Seeds: Sara Errani, Caroline Wozniacki, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Johanna Konta, Caroline Garcia, Alison Van Uytvanck, Danka Kovinic, Timea Babos

Floaters: Dominika Cibulkova

Notes: No Top 15 players in the field…(1) Errani looking at the hot-handed Cibulkova 2nd rd., and Wozniacki can seemingly lose to anyone at any time, with a ranking that has plunged to No. 22…Wildcards went to Mexico’s Victoria Rodriguez and Marcela Zacarias, and former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone…Pulling from the event were former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, Americans Madison Keys and Coco Vandeweghe, Italian Karin Knapp and Brit Laura Robson…Timea Bacsinszky topped Caroline Garcia in last year’s final…Returning former champs in the field are Pavlyuchenkova (2013,’11,’10) and Babos (2012).


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2 Comments for Italians Vinci, Errani Head WTA Events in Malaysia, Mexico This Week

jalep Says:

The Monterrey draw is pretty good. Points available 280, just like Acapulco.
Hoping that Nicole Gibbs and Lauren Davis make it through qualifying today!

Good win for Sloane Stephens over Cibby in Acapulco! Good luck in Indian Wells, Sloane…

But Cibby is still making her way back from her injury and surgery in 2015. Glad she’s good to go in Monterrey.

Wozniacki is going in the wrong direction in the rankings and getting farther from her good (tennis) form at US Open 2014.

Roberta and Aga killed each other in the Doha SF. Roberta should win Kuala Lumpur – but Zheng Saisai and Elina Svitolina could make it interesting.

jalep Says:

Meant Doha QF – Agnieszka and Roberta. Best WTA match of this year!

Second best WTA match of the year: Doha Final – Carla Suarez-Navarro and Jelena Ostapenko. Carla was settling the score from her loss to the teenager from Wimbledon 2015.

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