Both Williams Sisters, Muguruza v Azarenka 1st Rd. at WTA San Jose

by Staff | July 27th, 2018, 11:09 pm

Both Williams sisters and a slew of former No. 1s make San Jose a formidable field next week.
Garbine Muguruza, the top seed, starts against a former No. 1.

Here’s a look at the field:

SAN JOSE, Calif., USA; Surface: Hard

Seeds: Garbine Muguruza, Madison Keys, Venus Williams, Elise Mertens, Mihaela Buzarnescu, Serena Williams, Zhang Shuai, Timea Babos

Floaters: Victoria Azarenka, Kristina Mladenovic, Johanna Konta


The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…

Interesting starts for (1) Muguruza vs. the former No. 1 Azarenka, (8) Babos vs. Mladenovic, and (6) S.Williams vs. Konta…

Wildcards were awarded to Muguruza and Americans Ashley Kratzer, Claire Liu and Venus Williams…

Withdrawing from the tournament were Catherine Bellis, Polona Hercog, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Maria Sharapova and CoCo Vandeweghe…

Keys beat Vandeweghe in last year’s final…

Former champs in the field are Keys (2017), Konta (2016), S.Williams (2014,’12-11), and Azarenka (2010).

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8 Comments for Both Williams Sisters, Muguruza v Azarenka 1st Rd. at WTA San Jose

AndyMira Says:

M!…U’re already did your TDC Bracket?Is it just my computer or TDC Bracket is veryyyy weird this week??It seems broken!…We can pick[tho,it looks funny at the bottom]…But,we can’t put the TB or aces..Even the SUBMIT box were hidden behind the players name!!…So,how we want to submit our picks??Urgh!!….U have the same trouble M??

j-kath Says:

RZ or Andy Mira: U gals doing a bracket for Washington for the men? Andy is ranked 836 ….. what will you decide? My sister and I are having a ball on that – after we fell out of our chairs spluttering and cussing, we had a good hysterical laugh….not at Andy but with Andy.

AndyMira Says:

Hey JK!…Yeah!..I intend to do a Bracket JK…But,like i said up there,i can’t submit my pick due to BROKEN BRACKETS??So,i don’t know..hopefully it will get back to normal tomorrow when the Tourney will start..

Bout Andy…I’m very very positive he will improve his ranking in the coming months JK….He has no points to defend after the Wimby,,so,it’s easy for him to climb back the ranking…I’m pretty sure too that he will go on court very highly motivated & confident from his much better hip & his last 3 very encouraging match pre Wimby while back…All we need to do is hope & pray[for me] that his hip & body will stay healthy & will respond very well on HC..tho,i admit he’s got a tough draw at Washington..facing McKenzie McDonald who reached 4th Rd at Wimby,Then Kyle,Chung,Isner and Sascha in the final…I’m not kidding JK!…I will pick Andy straight to the final!…But,the Bracket is still corrupted so,all that is stil only in my dream!!Hahahaha….

Wog Boy Says:

I told you few years back to remeber this girl, here she is in the final in the Moscow, beating 4 top 100 players on the way, including #10, Wimbledon SF Julia Goerges, here she is, 17 years old Olga Danilovic, like father like daughter:

Wog Boy Says:

For those who donโ€™t know who her father is/was, here is little bit about him, best European shooting guard in 1990s, played few seasons in the states, he is still regarded God in Bologna, Sasha Danilovic, btw, he played for the club I played and cheer for ;)

AndyMira Says:

WB…As a Bracket Picker,i see many new names or Qualys when i did my Bracket..But this is the 1st time i hear Sasha’s name….And to defeat Goerges in a way to the!..we gotta watch her in the future!…Ans thanks for the links WB!

Wog Boy Says:

AM, my pleasure,…
…and she won the tournament.
First LL in open era to win WTA tournament and first player born after year 2000 to win WTA tournament, gritty girl, but there is more hard work infront of her. She just stopped growing (182cm) and has now to hit the gym and build some muscles.
This match reminded me on Andy and Nole. Potapova and Danilovic are playing against each other since early junior days and they are both 17 years old, in the early days Potapova had upper hand, nice rivalry.

AndyMira Says:

WB…1st LL to win a Tourney!…Amazing!!…Potapova also very impressive in her way to final WB!…defeated much more experienced & older players in Kristina Pliskova,Siniakova,Kasatkina…Whooo!!…What a mental strength they showed!!…At 17??..Watch out old gen!…Next gen coming after u gals!

Hope we will see more of their rivalry in the future WB!…

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