Russian former World No.2 Vera Zvonareva takes the court, while her compatriots Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Daria Kasatkina battle each other for the third time in four years at the Kremlin Cup on Thursday.
WTA Staff
October 17, 2018

ORDER OF PLAY

CENTRE COURT -- 12:00pm start
[8] Anett KONTAVEIT (EST) vs. [Q] Ons JABEUR (TUN)
[5] Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT) vs. [Q] Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS)

CENTRE COURT -- Not before 6:30pm
Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) vs. [6] Daria KASATKINA (RUS)

COURT 1 -- Not before 4:30pm
Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (BLR) vs. Johanna KONTA (GBR)

COURT 2 -- 1:00pm start
Alexandra PANOVA (RUS) / Laura SIEGEMUND (GER) vs. Kristina MLADENOVIC (FRA) / Galina VOSKOBOEVA (KAZ)
[WC] Nigina ABDURAIMOVA (UZB) / Anna KALINSKAYA (RUS) vs. Darija JURAK (CRO) / Raluca OLARU (ROU)

WEDNESDAY'S MATCH REPORTS
Jabeur stuns Stephens to reach Moscow quarters
Zvonareva shocks Pliskova in Moscow, sending Svitolina to Singapore
Sasnovich stops Bertens in Moscow, Singapore field now set

MATCH POINTS
Ons Jabeur picked up the third Top 10 win of her career over Sloane Stephens in the second round. The second Top 10 win of Jabeur's career came two weeks ago against Simona Halep, when the World No.1 retired with a back injury during their China Open first-round match (which was Jabeur's first and only Top 5 win to date).

Jabeur and Anett Kontaveit have only played once before, with Kontaveit picking up the straight-set win at a Challenger event in Preston, Great Britain in 2014.

Daria Kasatkina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will meet for the third time -- and all three of their matches will have taken place at the VTB Kremlin Cup within the last three years. Pavlyuchenkova won their Moscow semifinal in 2015, while Kasatkina claimed the victory in the first round of Moscow last year.

Johanna Konta beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich in their only prior meeting, in the second round of the Miami Open presented by Itau last year. Konta went on to win the biggest title of her career to date at that very event.

The only prior match between Vera Zvonareva and Anastasija Sevastova took place way back in 2010, in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, with Zvonareva winning. In that match, Zvonareva was the defending Indian Wells champion while Sevastova was outside the top 70; now Zvonareva is a qualifier and a mom while Sevastova is at a career-high ranking of World No.11.