2017 champion Zarina Diyas is in action during first-round play at the Hana-Cupid Japan Women's Open on Monday.
WTA Staff
September 9, 2019

ORDER OF PLAY

CENTRE COURT -- 11:30 AM start
Final round qualifying -- Viktoriya TOMOVA (BUL) vs. Mayo HIBI (JPN)
Not before 1:00 pm
Danka KOVINIC (MNE) vs. [6] Zarina DIYAS (KAZ)
Varvara LEPCHENKO (USA) vs. [2] Veronika KUDERMETOVA (RUS)
[3] Alison VAN UYTVANCK (BEL) vs. Ysaline BONAVENTURE (BEL)

COURT 2 -- 11:30 AM start
Final round qualifying -- Zoe HIVES (AUS) vs. Miharu IMANISHI (JPN)
Not before 1:00 pm
Katarzyna KAWA (POL) vs. Priscilla HON (AUS)
Liudmila SAMSONOVA (RUS) vs. Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL)
After Suitable Rest
Christina MCHALE (USA) / Valeria SAVINYKH (RUS) vs. [WC] Kyoka OKAMURA (JPN) / Ayano SHIMIZU (JPN)

COURT 9 -- 11:30 AM start
Final round qualifying -- HAN Na-Lae (KOR) vs. Leylah FERNANDEZ (CAN)
Final round qualifying -- Junri NAMIGATA (JPN) vs. [WC] Moyuka UCHIJIMA (JPN)
Not before 3:00 pm
[4] Georgina GARCIA PEREZ (ESP) / Sara SORRIBES TORMO (ESP) vs. Anastasia POTAPOVA (RUS) / Yana SIZIKOVA (RUS)

COURT 3 -- 11:30 AM start
Final round qualifying -- Patricia Maria TIG (ROU) vs. Kyoka OKAMURA (JPN)
Final round qualifying -- Valeria SAVINYKH (RUS) vs. JANG Su Jeong (KOR)

MATCH POINTS

This is the 11th staging of the Hana-Cupid Japan Women's Open and the second year in a row where it will be held in Hiroshima.

Zarina Diyas won the title in 2017, when it was played in Tokyo, and she was also the runner-up in 2014, when it took place in Osaka. Diyas's overall win-loss record at the event is 18-7. She will face Danka Kovinic in their first meeting.

PHOTOS: Jubilant in Japan: A decade of champions

No.2 seed Veronika Kudermetova has enjoyed a fine 2019 season to date, reaching the quarterfinals or better at five tournaments and rising over 50 places in the rankings to her current position of World No.48. Kudermetova beat Varvara Lepchenko in their only prior meeting, in Stuttgart qualifying on clay in 2018.

Alison van Uytvanck has won her sole previous meeting with fellow Belgian Ysaline Bonaventure, on the clay courts of Rabat earlier this season, in a three-set quarterfinal clash.