BRD BUCHAREST OPEN
Bucharest, Romania; Surface: clay
Seeds: Simona Halep, Sara Errani, Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, Laura Siegemund, Monica Niculescu, Danka Kovinic, Anastasija Sevastova, Cagla Buyukakcay
Floaters: Francesca Schiavone
Notes: Halep the lone Top 10 or Top 20 participant…(2) Errani looking at a 2nd rd. meeting with the former French Open champ Schiavone…Wildcards were awarded to Schiavone and Romania’s Elena Gabriela Ruse and Ioana Minca…Withdrawing from the event were Denisa Allertova, Zarina Diyas, Alexandra Dulgheru, Karin Knapp, Yulia Putintseva and Anna Tatishvili…Schmiedlova beat Errani in last year’s final…Former champs in the field are Schmiedlova (2015) and Halep (2014).
LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP GSTAAD
Gstaad, Switzerland; Surface: clay
Seeds: Timea Bacsinszky, Jelena Jankovic, Kiki Bertens, Caroline Garcia, Annika Beck, Johanna Larsson, Mona Barthel, Julia Goerges
Notes: No Top 10 players in the field, but a former No. 1 in Jankovic, and the return of Patty Schnyder!…Wildcards were awarded to Jankovic and the Swiss Schnyder and Rebeka Masarova…Withdrawing from the event were Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Daria Gavrilova, Christina McHale, and Carla Suarez Navarro. The tournament was this year reintroduced on the WTA circuit.
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