Top seed Dominika Cibulkova is in action in the first round of the Hungarian Ladies Open against wildcard Fanny Stollar.
WTA Staff
February 20, 2018

Play starts 10am local time

KORMOCZY COURT

Monica NICULESCU (ROU) v Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL)

[Q] Arina RODIONOVA (AUS) v ZHANG Shuai (CHN) [2]

Not before 1pm
Sabine LISICKI (GER) v [LL] Viktoria KUZMOVA

Dominika CIBUKOVA (SVK) [1] v [WC] Fanny STOLLAR (HUN)

Not before 5pm
Timea BABOS (HUN) [3] v Tatjana MARIA (GER)

Georgina GARCIA PEREZ (ESP) / Fanny STOLLAR (HUN) v [WC] Anna BONDAR (HUN) / Agnes BUKTA (HUN)

TEMESVARI COURT

[Q] Jana CEPELOVA (SVK) v Carina WITTHOEFT (GER)

Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) [5] v Alison VAN UYTVANCK (BEL)

Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (BLR) [6] v Petra MARTIC (CRO)

Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) / Arina RODIONOVA (AUS) v Lesley KERKHOVE (NED) / Lidziya MAROZAVA (BLR) [4]

Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) / Darija JURAK (CRO) v Irina BARA (ROU) / Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU)

[WC] Dalma GALFI (HUN) / Panna UDVARDY (HUN) v Ysaline BONAVENTURE (BEL) / Reka-Luca JANI (HUN)

MATCH POINTS

Dominika Cibulkova has never previously met Fanny Stollar, who is the first player outside the top 100 that the Slovak has faced since Wuhan last September. The Hungarian came through qualifying to reach the round of 16 in Doha last year but has lost her last five matches.

No.3 seed Timea Babos’ match against Germany’s Tatjana Maria, who is WTA World No. 57, will be the first for the duo. Maria has lost her last eight matches against players ranked in the top 50, with Babos currently WTA World No.35.

Mihaela Buzarnescu will be hoping for the kind of straightforward victory she enjoyed over Alison Van Uytvanck in their only previous match. The Romanian, who is the tournament’s No.5 seed, won last year in Poitiers, 6-4, 6-2.

No.6 seed Aliaksandra Sasnovich will be wary of the challenge that Petra Martic will pose. The Croatian underdog has a winning head-to-head record against the Belarusian, edging two of their three prior clashes. Sasnovich, however, won the latest of these, which was in qualifying for the 2015 Kremlin Cup.

Kirsten Flipkens holds a 4-3 head-to-head advantage over her opponent, Romania’s Monica Niculescu. All of the pair’s previous meetings have been on hard courts, with the most recent clash a Fed Cup affair in 2017 that the Belgian won, 6-3, 6-4.