Week 8 – Preview

Yet another action-packed week has already begun with major tournaments taking place in America, Europe and Asia.

Beginning with Open 13 Provence to be held in Marseilles, France with Stefanos Tsitsipas, starting from No. 1 on the board. The Greek champion is aiming to go further than the two previous tournaments where he participated in Sofia and Rotterdam. Hubert Hurkacz will be the first rival in the second round, which qualified over Filip Krajinovic in the opening game of the tournament.

At the other end of the Atlantic, there are two more ATP tournaments, the most important of which is the ATP 500, Rio Open in Brazil. The competition is expected to be very high, as Dominic Thiem, Diego Schwartzman and Fabio Fognini want to win the title this time while Marco Cecchinato is aiming to win back to back titles after winning the Argentina Open.

Finally, a little further north, specifically in Florida, the Delray Beach Open with the participation of Juan Martin del Potro takes place.

As far as women are concerned, look at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, the first of the Premier 5 tournaments of the year. In this tournament Naomi Osaka is expected to re-appear after her injury, as well as Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova, who were also retired due to injury from Qatar Total Open. The tournament will be attended by both finalists of Qatar Total Open Elise Mertens and Simona Halep.

Finally, the Hungarian Ladies Open takes place in Budapest, with the two Belgians, Alison Van Uytvanck and Kirsten Flipkens standing out as big names in the draw.

Source: atptour.com, wtatennis.com
Cover Image: open13.fr

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