Safarova, Mladenovic Head Post-US Open WTA Fields in Tokyo, Quebec City
by Staff | September 11th, 2017, 9:31 pm

The WTA women get back into the grind this week immediately after the US Open at the Japan Open and the Tournoi de Quebec in Canada.
France’s Kristina Mladenovic heads the field in Tokyo, while world doubles No. 1 Lucie Safarova is the top seed in Canada.

Here is a look at the fields:

TOKYO, Japan; surface: hard

Seeds: Kristina Mladenovic, Zhang Shuai, Elise Mertens, Kristyna Pliskova, Samantha Stosur, Naomi Osaka, Alison Riske, Yulia Putintseva

Floaters: Madison Brengle

Notes: No Top 10ers in the post-US Open field…Tough start for (7) Riske vs. American countrywoman Brengle…Wildcards were awarded to Japanese legend Kimiko Date, and seeds Mladenovic and Pliskova…Pulling out of the tournament were Lauren Davis, Magdalena Rybarikova, Katerina Siniakov, Natalia Vikhlyantseva, Donna Vekic, Marketa Vondrousova, and Zheng Saisai…Past champions in the field are Christina McHale who beat Katerina Siniakova in last years final, and the three-time champ Stosur (2014-13,’09).


QUEBEC CITY, Canada; surface: indoor carpet

Seeds: Lucie Safarova, Oceane Dodin, Timea Babos, Tatjana Maria, Varvara Lepchenko, Jennifer Brady, Alison Van Uytvanck, Viktorija Golubic

Floaters: none

Notes: No Top 35 players in the post-US Open field…No. 217-ranked American Grace Min was the last direct acceptance to the main draw…Wildcards were awarded to Aussie Destanee Aiava and Canucks Aleksandra Wozniak and Carol Zhao…Americans Jessica Pegula and Anna Tatishvili made the main draw via protected rankings…Pulling from the field were Genie Bouchard, Ana Bogdan, Julia Boserup, Kayla Day, Camila Giorgi, Patricia Maria Tig and Heather Watson…Americans outnumber Canadians in the field 11-6…The tournament is the last professional event still played on indoor carpet…Dodin beat Lauren Davis in last year’s final…Former champs in the field are Dodin (2016) and Safarova (2013)…Former champs over the years include Lindsay Davenport (2007), Marion Bartoli (2006), Maria Sharapova (2003), and Jennifer Capriati (1999).


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9 Comments for Safarova, Mladenovic Head Post-US Open WTA Fields in Tokyo, Quebec City

Humble Rafa Says:

Black Women’s Tennis
You’re welcome, America

Madison Keys aka Black-White babe is neither black nor white.

RZ Says:

I think the Japan Women’s Open may be the final tournament for Kimiko Date, who had quite an impressive 2nd tennis career.

Humble Rafa Says:

I know one thing. When I die, Leander Paes will still be playing.

Truthsquad Says:

Humble Rafa – neither funny nor relevant

BBB Says:

“Madison Keys aka Black-White babe is neither black nor white.”

What does that mean?

t4t Says:

Madison doesn’t want to claim she is black or white ( she is half of each). With intermingling of races, it is expected that ultimately everyone would be more like Madison. I read somewhere that 3000 years down the line, humans would be coffee colored and would be at their physical best. Beautiful and Smart. After that it might be downhill. Anyway, I am pretty certain I won’t be around by then.
So Madison gives us a glimpse of the shape (and color) of things to come.

BBB Says:

What you are, and how you identify, are two separate things. Madison made the remarks about how she identifies many years ago and since then has spoken out about the vile racial insults that are hurled her way.

Alison Sela Says:

This race stuff about Madison is absolutely irrelevant. Don’t know how you get into this kind of discussion.

gonzalowski Says:

On tennis (sports, etc.) and taxes: according to “El mundo” newspaper, in 2015 the company of representation IMG began to take Garbiñe Muguruza. The first thing he did in 2016 was to change his residence to Switzerland. With some millions dollars payroll, the taxation conditions of the Alpine country are favorable against Spanish taxes. Garbiñe must reside 180 days outside Spain not to tax here.

well, perhaps the most just thing is to tax in your country and help with your taxes to improve society; although, of course, if the percentage you are removed is very high, I would be annoying too.

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