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WTA – Rome: The table

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 13, 2020

Simona Halep, Garbiñe Muguruza, Kiki Bertens, Elina Svitolina, Belinda Bencic … Players who did not take part in the US Open either for injury or for fear of the coronavirus in New York, but who will be present at Rome. Indeed, after a first tournament in Istanbul, the tour on clay will really start with the Premier 5 of Rome. Simona Halep, seeded number 1 could cross Donna Vekic then Petra Martic or even Johanna Konta on her way to a possible final. A high part of the table which also welcomes Victoria Azarenka, finalist of the US Open and who will find Venus Williams in the first round, with Sofia Kenin who is announced in the second round.

Garcia entering the hard

The only Frenchwoman directly involved in the main draw, Caroline Garcia was not spoiled by fate. The one who was eliminated in the round of 16 in Istanbul will be opposed to Anett Kontaveit, seeded number 14, for her entry into contention before a potential shock against Elina Svitolina in the round of 16. Part of the table where we also find Karolina Pliskova, seed number 2 and defending champion, who could find Belinda Bencic in the quarterfinals. A tournament which should set the tone for the clay-court tour, which will be short on the road to Roland-Garros.

ROME (Italy, WTA Premier 5, clay, € 1,692,169)
Title holder: Karolina Pliskova (RTC)

First round
Halep (ROU, n ° 1) – Bye
Sevastova (LET) – Paolini (ITA, WC)
Giorgi (ITA, WC) – Yastremska (UKR)
Anisimova (USA) – Vekic (CRO, n ° 16)

Rybakina (KAZ, n ° 10) – Alexandrova (RUS)
Bouzkova (RTC) – Tomljanovic (AUS)
Putintseva (KAZ) – Peterson (SUE)
Martic (CRO, n ° 8) – Bye

Kenin (USA, n ° 3) – Bye
Azarenka (BLR, SE) – V. Williams (USA, WC)
Qualified – Zvonareva (RUS, WC)
Siniakova (RTC) – Kerber (ALL)

Muguruza (ESP, n ° 9) – Stephens (USA)
Jabeur (TUN) – Gauff (USA)
Cocciaretto (ITA, WC) – Qualified
Konta (GBR, n ° 7) – Bye

Bertens (PBS, n ° 5) – Bye
Qualified – Hercog (SLO)
Swiatek (POL) – Qualified
Qualified – Vondrousova (RTC, n ° 12)

Kontaveit (EST, n ° 14) – Garcia (FRA)
Pera (USA) – Kuznetsova (RUS)
Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) – Zhang (CHN)
Svitolina (UKR, n ° 4) – Bye

Bencic (SUI, n ° 6) – Bye
Goerges (ALL) – Qualified
Linette (POL) – Ostapenko (LET)
Hsieh (TPE) – Mertens (BEL, n ° 11)

Riske (USA, n ° 13) – Qualified
Qualified – Teichmann (SUI)
Strycova (RTC) – Kudermetova (RUS)
Ka.Pliskova (RTC, n ° 2) – Bye

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