Camila Giorgi headlines the action at the NYJTL Bronx Open as the main draw begins on Sunday.
WTA Staff
August 18, 2019

Play starts at 10am

VICTOR KIAM STADIUM

Qualifying match - Anastasia POTAPOVA (RUS) v Francesca DI LORENZO (USA)

Qualifying match - Fiona FERRO (FRA) v Elizabeth MANDLIK (USA)

Not before 1pm
Veronika KUDERMETOVA (RUS) v [WC] Bernarda PERA (USA)

Kateryn KOZLOVA (UKR) v Alizé CORNET (FRA)

Camila GIORGI (ITA) v Margarita GASPARYAN (RUS)

PERSHING SQUARE STADIUM

Qualifying match - Jil TEICHMANN (SUI) v Laura SIEGEMUND (GER)

Qualifying match - Magda LINETTE (POL) v Anna BLINKOVA

Not before 1pm
Samantha STOSUR (AUS) / ZHANG Shuai (CHN) [1] v Lidziya MAROZAVA (BLR) / Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO)

Polona HERCOG (SLO) v Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (BLR) [9]

COURT 1

Qualifying match - Viktorija GOLUBIC (SUI) v ZHU Lin (CHN)

Qualifying match - Kaia KANEPI (EST) v Nadiia KICHENOK (UKR)

Not before 1pm
Lyudmyla KICHENOK (UKR) / Galina VOSKOBOEVA (KAZ) v Oksana KALASHNIKOVA (GEO) / Maria SANCHEZ (USA)

MATCH POINTS

Professional tennis returns to the Bronx for the first time since 2012 at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning for the 2019 NYJTL Bronx Open.

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Giorgi and Gasparyan have equal records against each other - one win apiece. Both previous encounters have come at Linz, most recently last year, when the Italian won 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.

Kozlova and Cornet have played only once before - four years ago in Hong Kong, when the Frenchwoman enjoyed a straight sets win, 6-4, 6-0, in the Round of 32.

Sasnovich will be looking for a swift response to her most recent match against Hercog, which came at the French Open, and transpired to be an epic. Hercog came out on top 4-6, 6-2, 8-6.

Kudermetova and Pera have already played twice this year, and both went to three sets - albeit both in qualification rounds. In Doha, Pera won on the hardcourt 6-1, 2-6, 7-5; on the grass of Eastbourne, Kudermetova won 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.