Fourth date on Italian soil for the WTA circuit, which after Rome, Parma and Palermo makes a stop at the Valle d’Aosta for Courmayeur Ladies Open (indoor concrete, 32-player draw, total financial commitment of $ 235,238), one of the new tournaments this season without an Asian swing. The Aosta Valley tournament will be in bright Italian colors, with seven blue in the beginning.
The favorite you should have is Tunisia Ons Jabeur, number 8 in the world rankings, in which in Italy could celebrate the historic qualification Akron WTA Finals in Guadalajara despite the rapid rise of Anett Kontaveit behind him (the Estonian will participate in the Transylvania Open). The Tunisian will make his debut with the Russian Vitalia Dyachenko, number 133 in the standings, was defeated in the only precedent dating from the 2014 Wimbledon qualifiers.
In the same quarter of Jabeur also three of the seven Italians in the beginning: Lucia Bronzetti (N.148) will challenge Ukraine Kozlova (L.130), matches the possible second round that is at stake with Tunisia. Lucretia Stefini (L.188), who plays with a wild card, will find the experienced player from Luxembourg Mandy Minella (L.217); Jasmine Paolini, with the number 7, will make his debut with a player coming from the qualifiers. The 24-year-old completes the number of Italians at the top of the table Jessica Pierre (# 280) whose debut will be anything but soft with Chinese number 8 Swai ZhangThe
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At the bottom of the board the second seed will be Camilla George, who after the defeat in the semifinal in Tenerife will try to be redeemed on Italian soil. Debut match scheduled with the Russian Rachimova (N.117), to then find the winner of the match between the Poles Cheeky and a special, before a hypothetical quarter with the young Dane Clara TownsonIn the same district of George, also, the valley of Aosta Martina Karegaro, which will make its debut with a special.
Complete the image of the Italians Martina Travisan, which, having escaped beyond the hundredth place, will try to improve its ranking from the debut match with the Russian Kalinskaya (N.125) to then be found in a hypothetical second round Allison Riske (tds N.6) or a specialist.
The qualifiers started already on Saturday and that in the decisive round they will see four Italians looking for a place in the scoreboard: the twenty-year-old Federica Rossi (# 733) will be opposite to Spanish Nut (L.155); Spanish opponent also for Of Sarah (No. 209) to which it will be addressed Bolshova (L.178); Martina Di Giuseppe (# 283) will try to win the pass in the match against the Indian Ankita Raina (L.194); Finally, Giulia Gatto-Monticone (L.192) will face the Georgian double Kalashnikov (N.1484 in single).
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