Cibulkova, Konta Lead WTA Grasscourt Debut Week; Previews

by Staff | June 11th, 2017, 7:47 pm
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NOTTINGHAM, Great Britain; surface: grass
Johanna Konta, Anastasija Sevastova, Lauren Davis, Alison Riske, Lucie Safarova, Shelby Rogers, Mona Barthel, Naomi Osaka

Floaters: (WC) Heather Watson, Donna Vekic, (WC) Laura Robson

Notes: Konta the lone Top 10 representative…Interesting starts for (4) Riske vs. (WC) Watson, and (6) Rogers vs. Vekic (winner to possibly meet (WC) Robson)…The other wildcard went to Brit Tara Moore…Pulling from the field were Ekaterina Alexandrova, Nao Hibino and Yulia Putintseva…Absent is Karolina Pliskova, who beat Riske in last year’s final…No former champs in the tournament in its third year as a WTA International event.

‘s-HERTOGENBOSCH, The Netherlands; surface: grass

Seeds: Dominika Cibulkova, Kristina Mladenovic, Kiki Bertens, Coco Vandeweghe, Ana Konjuh, Timea Babos, Lesia Tsurenko, Kristyna Pliskova

Floaters: Andrea Petkovic, Jelena Jankovic

Notes: Cibulkova the lone Top 10er in the field…Tough start for (3) Bertens vs. the veteran Petkovic…Wildcards were awarded to Cibulkova, Russian Anna Kalinskaya and Dutchwoman and former world No. 1 junior Arantxa Rus…Withdrawing from the event were  Annika Beck, Alize Cornet and Jelena Ostapenko…Vandeweghe is the defending champ, in last year’s final defeating Mladenovic…Former champs in the field are Vandeweghe (2016,’14) and Camila Giorgi (2015).

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One Comment for Cibulkova, Konta Lead WTA Grasscourt Debut Week; Previews

RZ Says:

So nice that there’s actually a decent grass court season now.

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