No.3 seed Belinda Bencic heads the first day of main-draw play at the Mallorca Open on Monday.
WTA Staff
June 16, 2019

PISTA CENTRAL -- 11:00 am start
Final round qualifying -- Sara SORRIBES TORMO (ESP) vs. Johanna LARSSON (SWE)
Not Before 2:00 pm
Not Before 4:00 pm
[3] Belinda BENCIC (SUI) vs. Rebecca PETERSON (SWE)
Not Before 6:30 pm
[WC] Andrea PETKOVIC (GER) vs. [4] Elise MERTENS (BEL)

PISTA 1 -- 11:00 am start
Final round qualifying -- [WC] Sabine LISICKI (GER) vs. Kaja JUVAN (SLO)
Final round qualifying -- [WC] Aliona BOLSOVA (ESP) vs. Tereza MARTINCOVA (CZE)
Not Before 2:00 pm
Anna-Lena FRIEDSAM (GER) vs. WANG Yafan (CHN)
[7] Sofia KENIN (USA) vs. Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL)

PISTA 2 -- 11:00 am start
Final round qualifying -- Jil TEICHMANN (SUI) vs. Ysaline BONAVENTURE (BEL)
Final round qualifying -- Kurumi NARA (JPN) vs. Varvara LEPCHENKO (USA)
Not Before 2:00 pm
[8] Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE) vs. Alison VAN UYTVANCK (BEL)

PISTA 3 -- 12:00 noon start
Final round qualifying -- Fiona FERRO (FRA) vs. Shelby ROGERS (USA)


Weather forecast is hot and sunny, with a maximum temperature of 29°C/85°F.

Belinda Bencic will square off against Rebecca Peterson for the first time. No.3 seed Bencic is making her tournament debut in the fourth staging of the Mallorca Open.

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Elise Mertens and Andrea Petkovic are also meeting for their first encounter. Mertens has yet to make it to the quarterfinals at Mallorca, falling in the second round in 2016 (as a qualifier) and the first round in 2017.

Petkovic, who received a wild card into the main draw, lost to her compatriot Antonia Lottner in the first round of qualifying last year, in her only prior appearance at the Mallorca Open.

Ajla Tomljanovic has won both of her previous matches versus 2016 Olympic champion Monica Puig. Both went three sets, but Tomljanovic prevailed in the Pattaya City semifinals in 2015 and the first round of Linz in 2017.

Sofia Kenin beat Kirsten Flipkens in straight sets in their only prior clash. That victory came in the quarterfinals of Hobart in January of this year; Kenin went on to win that tournament for her first-ever WTA singles title.