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LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, USA – As the tour continues in Europe, those players hoping to go on to the US Open start their campaigns in at the Top Seed Open presented by Bluegrass Orthopaedics.

 

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Tournament Fast Facts

Level WTA International
Surface Hard (O)
Singles Draw 32
Doubles Draw 16
Prize Money $225,500
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Top seeds [1] Serena Williams

[2] Aryna Sabalenka

[3] Johanna Konta

[4] Amanda Anisimova

[5] Yulia Putintseva

[6] Magda Linette

[7] Sloane Stephens

[8] Ons Jabeur

Top Half [1] Serena Williams

[7] Sloane Stephens

[4] Amanda Anisimova

[5] Yulia Putintseva

Bottom Half [6] Magda Linette

[3] Johanna Konta

[8] Ons Jabeur

[2] Aryna Sabalenka

 

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Draw & Results

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Order of Play
Singles
Doubles
Qualifying

 

 

[1] Serena Williams

After losing in the US Open 2019, Williams shut her season down, and 2020 saw a title win in Auckland, but a third-round exit at the Australian Open and a win and a loss at Fed up before lockdown hit globally. In that time, she has had a tennis court installed at her home with the US Open hard court, and heads a stellar field for a WTA International.

On paper this should be plain sailing for Williams, but as with everyone else, her return to the tour holds many unknowns.

Williams’ Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Bernarda Pera | First Meeting
  • R2: Victoria Azarenka | H2H: Williams leads 18-4
  • QF: Sloane Stephens [7] | H2H: Williams leads 5-1
  • SF: Amanda Anisimova [4] | H2H: Williams leads 1-0
  • F: Aryna Sabalenka [2] | First Meeting

 

[2] Aryna Sabalenka

Aryna Sabalenka in the first round of the Australian Open 2019, Melbourne

Aryna Sabalenka in the first round of the Australian Open 2019, Melbourne | Jimmie48 Tennis Photography

Sabalenka started her year well, with the semi-final of Adelaide and winning the title in Doha before lockdown. As well as potential rustiness on their respective come-backs, Sabalenka has a few potential first time encounters which gives her a fairly open run deep into the tournament.

Sabalenka’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Madison Brengle | H2H: Sabalenka leads 1-0
  • R2: Coco Gauff | First Meeting
  • QF: Ons Jabeur [8] | First Meeting
  • SF: Johanna Konta [3] | H2H: Sabalenka leads 1-0
  • F: Serena Williams [1] | H2H: First Meeting

 

[3] Johanna Konta

Johanna Konta in the quarter-finals of the US Open 2019, New York, USA.

Johanna Konta in the quarter-finals of the US Open 2019, New York, USA | (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

With a loss, a win and a mixed doubles win under her belt at the Battle of the Brits Team Tennis, Konta has at least had some match play, while cautiously still managing a niggling knee injury that caused her to cu short her season last year after the US Open last year.

It is a tricky start for her having Maria Bouzkova first, who she lost to in her last match played of the year but if she can get a run, it could give her some match confidence.

Konta’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Maria Bouzkova | H2H: Bouzkova leads 1-0
  • R2: Anna Blinkova | First Meeting
  • QF: Magda Linette [6] | H2H: First Meeting
  • SF: Aryna Sabalenka [2] | H2H: Sabalenka leads 1-0
  • F: Serena Williams [1] | H2H tied at 1-1

 

[4] Amanda Anisimova

Amanda Anisimova in the fourth round of Roland Garros 2019, France

Amanda Anisimova in the fourth round of Roland Garros 2019, France | Jimmie48 Tennis Photography

It was a decent start for the 18-year-old Anisimova, albeit losing to Serena Williams in Auckland, but after starting with a semi-final, she seemed to be derailed before picking up a couple of wins in Doha.

Her lockdown tennis consisted of a couple of US organised domestic tournaments, and so comes in with some matches which is more than many others.

Anisimova’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Cece Bellis | First Meeting
  • R2: Jessica Pegula | First Meeting
  • QF: Yulia Putintseva [5] | First Meeting
  • SF: Serena Williams [1] | H2H: Williams leads 1-0
  • F: Aryna Sabalenka [2] | H2H: Anisimova leads 2-0

 

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The Top Seed Open presented by Bluegrass Orthopaedics takes place between 10-16 August (-5 hours)


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