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  • Top Seeds: Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki, Kiki Bertens, Caroline Garcia
  • Defending Champion: Misaki Doi
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LUXEMBOURG – With the final scramble for Singapore really focussed in Moscow, fans get a chance to see some of the Zhuhai contenders in action before the season ends.

 

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Draw & Results

Tournament
Order of Play
Singles
Doubles
Qualifying

 

[1] Petra Kvitova

While it will be a shame not to see the Czech in Singapore, but she was seemed to enjoy a small break before heading out to Zhuhai via Luxembourg. She returns to Luxembourg for the first time since 2009, where she was bounced out in the first round by Patty Schnyder.

Needless to say her form has since improved over the years, with two Wimbledon titles, and ended 2015 with her fifth straight Top 10 season. A few wayward results has seen her slip down the rankings a touch, but she stands every chance of grabbing that spot back off Johanna Konta, who misses this week as an opportunity to grab the final berth in Singapore.

Kvitova should easily make the quarter-finals if not run to the final.

 

[2] Caroline Wozniacki

The resurgent Dane picked up her second title of the year in Hong Kong battling past Kristina Mladenovic in Hong Kong, and she is back in action quite quickly, opening up against Madison Brengle.

The Dane has every reason to fancy a deep run here – she made the final on her debut in 2008 (lost to Elena Dementieva) and went on to win the tournament in her third appearance in 2013 (beat Annika Beck).

Wozniacki has had to fend off some injuries already this year – an ankle injury wrecked her clay court season and saw her drop out of the Top 30, and she struggled with an arm injury in the early part of the US hard court summer, before making up for it with a run to the US Open semi-final, losing to eventual champion Angelique Kerber, and leaves the Asian swing with two pieces of hardware and a ranking rise from just inside the Top 75 at the start of the US Open, to just outside the Top 20.

 

[3] Kiki Bertens

Bertens flung herself into the limelight earlier in the year by knocking out newly crowned Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber in the first round of the French Open, making a run to the semi-finals where she gave Serena Williams a tight match.

Clay has brought her some of her best performances this ear, and her hard court action this summer has been few and far between and she has struggled with a left calf injury over the year, with no play at all since exiting the US Open in the opening round. She lost in the opening round in Linz, and so she could be an upset.

 

[4] Caroline Garcia

Garcia stops off in Luxembourg on her way to Singapore where she and doubles partner Kristina Mladenovic will be playing in the doubles, and makes her main draw debut, having fallen in qualies six years ago, and never having come back!

Garcia has had a so-so run since picking up her third WTA title in Mallorca, as well as the Strasbourg title earlier in the year. A win here, a win there but nothing to pick up on her consistency, with only one back-to-back win in Beijing, since she reached the third round of the US Open.

The Luxembourg Open takes place between 17-22 October.

 

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