Magdalena Rybarikova and Naomi Osaka are in action on Wednesday at the Nature Valley Open. Scroll down for full order of play.
Alex Macpherson
June 13, 2018

MATCH POINTS

No.2 seed Magdalena Rybarikova was the victor in her sole previous meeting with Mona Barthel. The Wimbledon semifinalist won 6-3, 7-6(5) in the first round of Miami in 2013.

This time last year, No.5 seed Mihaela Buzarnescu was ranked No.374 and playing an ITF $60,000 event in Hodmezovasarhely, Hungary. The Romanian would win that trophy - defeating Patty Schnyder in the first round and Danka Kovinic in the final - for her biggest title to date, and one that would kickstart a meteoric rise into the Top 30 this week.

No.3 seed and Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka is making her second appearance in Nottingham this year, and reprises her second-round match against Denisa Allertova at last year's US Open today. The Japanese No.1, who had been fresh off her first career Top 10 win over Angelique Kerber, defeated Allertova 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.

Both Dalila Jakupovic and Magdalena Frech are perched at career high rankings this week, of No.118 and No.119 respectively. 20-year-old Frech scored her maiden WTA-level victory at Roland Garros against Christina McHale, and is bidding to make her first WTA quarterfinal. 27-year-old Jakupovic made her own WTA quarterfinal debut in Bogotá in April, and went on to make the final four there.

CENTRE COURT (starts 12 noon)
Mona BARTHEL (GER) vs Magdalena RYBARIKOVA (SVK) [2]
After 1 ATP match 
Naomi OSAKA (JPN) [3] vs Denisa ALLERTOVA (CZE) 

COURT 1 (starts 11am)
After 1 ATP match
Dalila JAKUPOVIC (SLO) vs Magdalena FRECH (POL) 

COURT 2 (starts 11 am)
[Q] Irina FALCONI (USA) vs Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) [5]
After 1 ATP match
Lyudmyla KICHENOK (UKR) / Alla KUDRYAVTSEVA (RUS) [1] vs Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) / Heather WATSON (GBR)

COURT 3 (starts 12 noon)
Natela DZALAMIDZE (RUS) / Galina VOSKOBOEVA (KAZ) vs Arina RODIONOVA (AUS) / Olga SAVCHUK (UKR) 
CHAN Hao-Ching (TPE) / Laura ROBSON (GBR) [4] vs Lizette CABRERA (AUS) / Irina FALCONI (USA)