Kim Clijsters continues her comeback to tennis this week in Monterrey which boasts three former US Open champions. In her second event after losing in her return to Garbine Muguruza, the draw was no easier in Mexico as the 36-year-old will meet the second-seeded Johanna Konta.
The slumping Sloane Stephens is also in the field along with Victoria Azarenka who will play her first event since the US Open. Stephens is just 4-12 in her last 16 matches.
Top seed is Elina Svitolina who could face Stephens in the quarterfinals. Azarenka is projected to meet Konta/Clijsters in the quarters.
Venus Williams is also in the draw.
Teen sensation and Acapulco finalist Leylah Fernandez could battle Stephens in the second round.
Garbine Muguruza won the last two Monterrey titles but is not in the draw which leaves Heather Watson the lone former champion. Azarenka made the final last year when the event was held in April.
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