WTA Brisbane International 2017 | Latest Tennis Schedules & Draws
By Britwatch Team
- Top Seeds: Angelique Kerber, Dominika Cibulkova, Karolina Pliskova, Garbiñe Muguruza
- 2016 Champion: Victoria Azarenka
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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – World No. 1 Angelique Kerber will look to go one better that last year as she heads up the Brisbane International field.
Draw & Results
|Order of Play|
|WTA Brisbane||$890,100||5 Jan|
|E Svitolina (UKR) ||64 36 63||A Kerber (GER) |
|Ka. Pliskova (CZE) ||36 62 62||R Vinci (ITA) |
|G Muguruza (ESP) ||75 64||S Kuznetsova (RUS) 75 64|
|A Cornet (FRA)||63 75||D Cibulkova (SVK) |
|R Vinci (ITA) ||64 62||M Doi (JPN)|
|S Kuznetsova (RUS) ||64 63||D Aiava (AUS) [Q]|
|D Cibulkova (SVK) ||26 64 64||Zhang S (CHN)|
|A Kerber (GER) ||63 26 63||A Barty (AUS) [WC]|
|Ka. Pliskova (CZE) ||61 64||A Muhammad (USA) Q]|
|D Aiava (AUS) [Q]||26 63 64||B Mattek-Sands (USA) [Q]|
|A Cornet (FRA)||62 61||C McHale (USA)|
|E Svitolina (UKR) ||75 26 75||S Rogers (USA)|
|G Muguruza (ESP) ||75 36 76(7)||D Kasatkina (RUS)|
|E Svitolina (UKR) ||63 63||M Puig (PUR)|
|S Kuznetsova (RUS) ||62 64||L Chirico (USA)|
|A Muhammad (USA) [Q]||76(5) 61||D Vekic (CRO)|
|R Vinci (ITA) ||76(4) 67(4) 76(5)||K Bondarenko (UKR) [LL]|
|G Muguruza (ESP) ||75 67(2) 75||S Stosur (AUS)|
|Zhang S (CHN)||46 76(3) 63||L Siegemund (GER)|
|A Barty (AUS) [WC]||62 62||A Krunic (SRB) [Q]|
|C McHale (USA)||63 63||S Errani (ITA)|
|S Rogers (USA)||62 26 61||E Bouchard (CAN)|
|A Cornet (FRA)||36 64 76(5)||E Vesnina (RUS) |
|Ka. Pliskova (CZE) ||63 61||Y Putintseva (KAZ)|
|D Kasatkina (RUS)||63 63||I Begu (ROU)|
|M Doi||76(1) 64||E Makarova (RUS)|
Top Quarter – Angelique Kerber, Elina Svitolina
World No. 1 and last year’s finalist Angelique Kerber returns to Brisbane to rekindle the run to form that saw her win her first Grand Slam title Down Under. First up she could well face the returning Ashleigh Barty to the sport, who received a wildcard into the event, and at the other side of her quarter we expect Elina Svitolina to want to put her new coaching relationship with Gabriel Upri and new coaching consultant Thierry Ascione (replacing Justine Henin) to good use.
The other end of the bracket also sees Genie Bouchard and Monica Puig potentially challenging the seeded Ukrainian. Bouchard looks to have reunited with Thomas Hogstedt for the new season, and Puig will want to make good on a season that saw her crowned Olympic champion.
Second Quarter – Karolina Pliskova, Roberta Vinci
Karolina Pliskova marches into the new season in fearless mode – she made her first Grand Slam final at the end of the year, losing to Kerber, but now teamed up with Petra Kvitova’s former coach David Kotyza, she will be looking for the kind of guidance that took her compatriot to two Wimbledon titles.
Roberta Vinci turned her back on the prospect of retiring and returns for another season, and it will be a true pleasure to watch her slice and dice her way through the court.
Third Quarter – Svetlana Kuznetsova, Garbiñe Muguruza
Fourth seed Garbiñe Muguruza has already been hitting the practice courts in Brisbane, and will want to try and build some momentum on 2016 which saw her win her first Grand Slam, but did not quite pan out as successful towards the end of the year.
Meanwhile do not count out Svetlana Kuznetsova – she really was the story of the 2016 WTA Finals, literally sliding into the final berth at the last minute, and flying straight over, running all the way to the semi-finals.
Bottom Quarter – Dominika Cibulkova, Elena Vesnina
As much as eyes will be on Kerber to start the year strongly as the new World No. 1, Dominika Cibulkova crowned her own spectacular year after injury woes with pipping Kerber to the season ending finale title. She impressed at Singapore with her aggressive play and never-say-die attitude and she really ought to come through this quarter well. This section looks the most stacked with no qualifiers at all.
The Brisbane International takes place between 1-8 January.
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