Before making your fantasy picks for Wuhan, check out the expert picks from Mary Pierce, former World No.3 who was singles champion at the Australian Open in 1995 and Roland Garros in 2000 among 18 tour-level singles titles.
September 22, 2018

As the Race heads to Wuhan, Mary Pierce gives advice on who you should pick for WTA Fantasy Tennis.

MARY PIERCE'S FANTASY PICKS:

Simona Halep (Getty Images)

Simona Halep

“The top quarter of the draw is strong with players like Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina and others. Gosh, that’s a tough call. I think I’m going to have to go with Halep coming through there, just because I feel like she’s probably the most confident right now.”

Kerber got her first win over Cibulkova at the fifth attempt - at Sydney in 2014 (Getty)

Angelique Kerber

“In the second quarter, you’ve got Angelique Kerber, Madison Keys and Petra Kvitova, who has a great record in China, as well. But I like Kerber because she’s been coming back into form – winning Wimbledon was obviously huge – and is looking happy, relaxed and more like her confident self.”

Naomi Osaka, Tokyo 2018 (Getty)

Naomi Osaka

“I commentated one of Naomi Osaka’s matches last year at the US Open and I was like, ‘Wow, I really like this girl. She’s got a great game.’ I thought she could win Grand Slams, but I didn’t expect it to happen so soon. You’re life totally changes and it’s a lot to deal with – it will come down to how she handles the attention and pressure and this Asian swing is a great test.”

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Caroline Garcia

“I always like Caroline Garcia, who’s the defending champion at Wuhan and she also won Beijing last year – she knows how to win big in China! I think she’s a great athlete and a great player, and I just have a soft spot for her.”

Outsider picks:

“This is such a strong draw, with Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki, and of course you’ve got Jelena Ostapenko in there – you can’t forget her, she’s a grand slam champion. Man, this is a tough call. We’ll just see what happens!”

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