ORDER OF PLAY
Play starts at 12 noon

CENTER

Monica PUIG (PUR) v Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE)

Tatjana MARIA (GER) v Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) [8]

Not before 4pm
Elise MERTENS (BEL) [1] v [WC] Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT)

Not before 6pm
[Q] Antonia LOTTNER (GER) v Andrea PETKOVIC (GER)

Sorana CIRSTEA (ROU) v Julia GOERGES (GER) [2]

COURT 1

Hayley CARTER (USA) / Luisa STEFANI (BRA) v [WC] Eleonora MOLINARO (LUX) / Katarzyna PITER (POL)

Not before 1:30pm
Xenia KNOLL (SUI) / Mandy MINELLA (LUX) v Kaitlyn CHRISTIAN (USA) / Alexa GUARACHI (CHI) [2]

After suitable rest
Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE) / Renata VORACOVA (CZE) [1] v Lesley PATTINAMA KERKHOVE (NED) / Bibiane SCHOOFS (NED)

Not before 4pm
After suitable rest

Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) / Miyu KATO (JPN) [4] v Coco GAUFF (USA) / Catherine McNALLY (USA)

MATCH POINTS

Kristyna Pliskova faces Monica Puig hoping to improve upon her 3-11 record against Top 100 players on hard courts in 2019.

Puig has not won successive matches on the surface since Wuhan 2018 and has not claimed back-to-back victories on tour since Roland Garros.

They have played twice previously, Puig claiming a three-set epic at the 2016 Australian Open before Pliskova levelled in Strasbourg two years ago.

Anna Blinkova hit 18 winners and only six unforced errors as she defeated Coco Gauff in straight sets on Wednesday. The Russian will face the American again later on Thursday, albeit in doubles.

She faced Tatjana Maria twice in October 2018 but has not tackled the German since. Maria won in Linz but in Luxembourg it was Blinkova who came out on top.

Jelena Ostapenko is coming off a run to the final of Linz. Prior to that, her best sequence at come at Wimbledon 2018, when she reached the quarterfinals.

The Latvian has never faced No.1 seed Mertens on the WTA Tour previously.

Antonia Lottner won her only previous match against compatriot Andrea Petkovic. The came in a Mallorca qualifier on grass in 2018.

Although Julia Goerges and Sorana Cirstea have played three times previously on Tour, they have not faced off since 2014 when the German won in Stuttgart. On hard courts, they are split 1-1, with Goerges winning in Linz back in 2009 and Cirstea gaining revenge in Tokyo four years later.