Kirsten Flipkens opens up the action on Friday as she faces Kiki Bertens.
WTA Staff
May 24, 2018

Play starts at 10.30am

CENTRE

Kiki BERTENS (NED) [3] v Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL)

Not before 1.30pm

Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE) [8] v Johanna LARSSON (SWE)

Not before 3pm

Alison RISKE (USA) or Sorana CIRSTEA (ROU) [6] v Kiki BERTENS (NED) [3] or Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL)

Darija JURAK (CRO) / Cornelia LISTER (SWE) v [WC] Katharina GERLACH (GER) / Lena RUEFFER (GER) or Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL) / Johanna LARSSON (SWE) [2]

SHOW COURT

Alison RISKE (USA) v Sorana CIRSTEA (ROU) [6]

Not before 12 noon

Nicole MELICHAR (USA) / Kveta PESCHKE (CZE) [1] v Demi SCHUURS (NED) / Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO) [3]

[WC] Katharina GERLACH (GER) / Lena RUEFFER (GER) v Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL) / Johanna LARSSON (SWE) [2] (tbf, 3-6, 2-1)

MATCH POINTS

Riske has not beaten Cirstea since 2007, when the pair met at the US Open and the American won in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6(4).

Bertens is looking for her third title in a row here.

Should she win the final, it would make her the first WTA player to pick up three consecutive titles at the same tournament since Serena Williams at Miami from 2013 to 2015.

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Flipkens is the oldest singles player in the main draw here.

Before this year, Larsson had not won a main draw match in this tournament, losing her four other clashes here.

This is Siniakova's debut at Nurnberg.