The first round continues in Germany, where top seed Sloane Stephens will headline the action.
WTA Staff
May 22, 2018

ORDER OF PLAY

CENTRE (starts 11am)
Kateryna BONDARENKO (UKR) vs Heather WATSON (GBR)

To a finish (5/7, 0/0)
Carina WITTHOEFT (GER) vs Mona BARTHEL (GER)

[WC] Andrea PETKOVIC (GER) vs [6] Sorana CIRSTEA (ROU)

Not before 3pm
[WC][1] Sloane STEPHENS (USA) vs Yulia PUTINTSEVA (KAZ)

Not before 5.30pm
Johanna LARSSON (SWE) vs Christina McHALE (USA)

SHOW COURT (starts 11am)
Veronica CEPEDE ROYG (PAR) vs. Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR)

To a finish (7/6(5), 2/6, 2/4)
Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL) vs [7] Alison VAN UYTVANCK (BEL)

Anastasiya KOMARDINA (RUS) / Mandy MINELLA (LUX) vs [4] Lesley KERKHOVE (NED) / Lidziya MAROZAVA (BLR)

Not before 2pm
Lara ARRUABARRENA (ESP) vs Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE)

Not before 4pm
[3] Demi SCHUURS (NEW) / Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO) vs [WC] Jule NIEMEIER (GER) / Lara SCHMIDT (GER)

COURT 5 (starts 1pm)
Varvara LEPCHENKO (USA) / Fanny Stollar (HUN) vs Alona FOMINA (RUS) / Michaela HONCOVA (SVK)

Nicol MELICHAR (USA) / Kveta PESCHKE (CZE) vs Nadia PODOROSKA (ARG) / Anna ZAJA (GER)

MATCH POINTS

Sloane Stephens has won both her previous meetings against Yulia Putintseva. She needed three sets to beat the WTA World No.93 in last year's Canadian Open, though.

Kateryna Bondarenko has already enjoyed clay court success over Heather Watson, beating the Brit in Strasbourg in 2016, 6-3, 0-6, 6-1.

Watson is aiming to snap an eight-match losing streak dating back to the semifinals of Hobart.

Andrea Petkovic and Sorana Cirstea have never previously met. The German was the runner-up in Nurnberg in 2013, when she lost in the final to Simona Halep.

Christina McHale has a 1-0 career head-to-head record against Johanna Larsson. Their only main draw meeting previously was at Wimbledon in 2015, but they have since met in Doha qualifying - a match also won by the American.