By Britwatch Team

  • Top Seeds: Johanna Konta, Anastasija Sevastova, Lauren Davis, Alison Riske
  • 2016 Champion: Karolina Pliskova

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – The grass court season for the WTA gets underway in Nottingham with a host of British stars on hand.

 

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WTA Nottingham $250,000 R2  14 June
D Vekic (CRO) 63 64 J Boserup (USA)
A Barty (AUS) 62 61 J Fett [Q] (CRO)
K Ahn [Q] (AUS) 63 61 M Linette (POL)
T Pironkova (BUL) 63 62 K Nara (JPN)

 

WTA Nottingham  R1 13 June
J Konta [1] (GBR) 62 30 RET T Moore [WC] (GBR)
M Rybarikova (SVK) 61 62 D Yastremska [Q] (UKR)
D Vekic (CRO) 64 63 S Rogers [6] (USA)
M Sakkari (GRE) 76(3) 57 76(6) J Cepelova (SVK)
A Barty (AUS) 46 63 60 T Maria (GER)
K Nara (JPN) 63 63 L Davis [3] (USA)
A Riske [4] (USA) 62 63 H Watson [WC] (GBR)
L Safarova [5] (CZE) 63 67(5) 62 G Min [Q] (USA)
C McHale (USA) 60 57 76(2) A Sevastova [2] (LAT)

 

WTA Nottingham R1 12 June
J Fett [Q] (CRO) 63 57 75 M Barthel [7] (GER)
T Pironkova (BUL) 62 62 T Martincova [Q] (CZE)
M Linette (POL) 64 76(5) O Dodin (FRA)
K Ahn [Q] (AUS) 61 61 N Osaka [8] (JPN)
S-W Hsieh (TPE) 61 64 K Kucova (SVK)
J Boserup (USA) 64 63 L Robson [WC] (GBR)
Y Wickmayer (BEL) 64 64 E Kulichova [Q] (RUS)

 

[1] Johanna Konta

Bring on the grass! Although the clay court season may not have brought too many wins, British No. 1 and current World No. 8 returns to home soil for what looks like a very busy summer indeed. She kicks off her grass court season in Nottingham as the top seed, and a surface that plays well into her style.

The only tiny little (grass) seed of doubt is whether such a full lead up will affect her chances of advancing past the second round at Wimbledon for the first time in her career

 

[2] Anastasija Sevastova

Anastasija Sevastova – 2017 WTA Mutua Madrid Open (c) Jimmie48 Tennis Photography

Sevatsova’s comeback to the tour and her cracking the Top 20 for the first time in her career was the pinnacle of her clay court season, but the grass is another beast altogether for the Latvian. She had no joy in Nottingham last year, exiting in her opener, but the sun of Mallorca was a lot kinder to her, where she reached the final, before exiting in the first round of Wimbledon. Fair to say maybe the grass is not her best surface.

 

[3] Lauren Davis

Lauren Davis – 2017 BNP Paribas Open © Jimmie48 Photography

Another player who probably will put this four week period down to just something that has to be done. Her results on grass have been nothing to write home about, and we might expect the third seed to be an early casualty.

 

[4] Alison Riske

Alison Riske – 2017 BNP Paribas Open © Jimmie48 Photography

Last year’s finalist returns to see if she can mount an ultimately more successful grass court campaign. She won the Eastbourne $50K, and reached the Nottingham final but things tailed off for her after that, falling in the first round of Eastbourne qualies and the first round of Wimbledon.

The Aegon Open takes place between 12-18 June.

 

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