OSTRAVA, Czech Republic - Coco Gauff faces fellow wildcard Jana Cepelova in the first round of qualifying for the J&T Banka Ostrava Open this weekend.
It is the teenager's first match since the French Open - when she lost in the second round to Italy's Martina Trevisan - and she is seeded three in the qualifying tournament.
Fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands has also received a wildcard for qualifying and she takes on Russia's Daria Kasatkina in the first round.
Another Russian, Veronika Kudermetova, is the top seed for the two-round qualifying event and she will start against Switzerland's Stefanie Vögele.
This is… Ostrava!!! pic.twitter.com/iPh5JKLIlC— Jimmie48 Photography (@JJlovesTennis) October 16, 2020
The Ostrava Open, which is new to the WTA calendar, has received an official exemption which allows the tournament go ahead as planned despite new Covid-19 restrictions in the Czech Republic.