Third seed Kiki Bertens is in action.
WTA Staff
May 22, 2018

Play starts at 11am

CENTRE

[Q] Nadia PODOROSKA (ARG) v Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL)

[WC] Sloane STEPHENS (USA) [1] v Yulia PUTINTSEVA (KAZ) (tbf, 7-5, 4-6, 3-3)

Not before 1pm

Madison BRENGLE (USA) v Sorana CIRSTEA (ROU) [6]

Not before 3pm

Kiki BERTENS (NED) [3] v Mona BARTHEL (GER)

Not before 5.30pm

[WC] Sloane STEPHENS (USA) [1] or Yulia PUTINTSEVA (KAZ) v Alison RISKE (USA)

SHOW COURT

Nicole MELICHAR (USA) / Kveta PESCHKE (CZE) [1] v Alona FOMINA (RUS) / Michaela HONCOVA (SVK)

Heather WATSON (GBR) v [Q] Fanny STOLLAR (HUN)

Not before 2pm

[WC] Katharina GERLACH (GER) / Lena RUEFFER (GER) v Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL) / Johanna LARSSON (SWE) [2]

Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE) [8] v Veronica CEPEDE ROYG (PAR)

Demi SCHUURS (NED) / Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO) [3] v Chantal SKAMLOVA (SVK) / Barbara STEFKOVA (CZE)

MATCH POINTS

Bertens is the defending champion here, looking for her third title in a row at this tournament.

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Flipkens and Larson were beaten doubles finalists in 2017.

Flipkens has never played Podoroska before.

Nor has Siniakova played Cepede Royg - and Watson has never faced Stollar.

Brengle and Cirstea meet for the first time in seven years. Their last encounter was on the Midland hard court, and the American was triumphant, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.

READ: Cirstea defeats home favorite Petkovic

Barthel leads her head-to-head with Bertens 9-3, but the Dutchwoman won their most recent match, at Wimbledon in 2016.