No.2 seed Katerina Siniakova is one of a myriad of players taking the court on a packed Wednesday at the Nurnberger Versicherungscup.
WTA Staff
May 21, 2019

CENTRE -- 10:30 a.m. start
[WC] Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS) vs. Johanna LARSSON (SWE)
[WC] Sabine LISICKI (GER) vs. [3] Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (AUS) (to be finished 2-6, 2-1)
Not before 1:00 p.m.

[1] Yulia PUTINTSEVA (KAZ) vs. Mona BARTHEL (GER)
[WC] Anna-Lena FRIEDSAM (GER) vs. [8] Andrea PETKOVIC (GER)
Not before 5:30 p.m. -- Possible court change
[WC] Svetlana Kuznetsova or Johanna Larsson 
vs. Mandy Minella or [2] Katerina Siniakova

SHOW COURT 3 -- 10:30 a.m. start
Sorana CIRSTEA (ROU) vs. [6] Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL)
[Q] Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB) vs. Sara SORRIBES TORMO (ESP)
Sharon FICHMAN (CAN) / Nicole MELICHAR (USA) vs. Andreea MITU (ROU) / Alexandra PANOVA (RUS)
[Q] Laura Ioana PAAR (ROU) vs. Sorana Cirstea or [6] Kirsten Flipkens
Possible court change

Tamara ZIDANSEK (SLO) vs. [WC] Sabine Lisicki or [3] Ajla Tomljanovic

COURT 5 -- 10:30 a.m. start
Mandy MINELLA (LUX) vs. [2] Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE)
[WC] Katharina GERLACH (GER) / Julia WACHACZYK (GER) vs. Giorgia MARCHETTI (ITA) / Laura PIGOSSI (BRA) (to be finished 2-1)
Madison BRENGLE (USA) vs. Kristyna Pliskova or [Q] Jule Niemeier
Shuko AOYAMA (JPN) / Yana SIZIKOVA (RUS) vs. Paula KANIA (POL) / Xenia KNOLL (SUI)
After suitable rest
Luisa STEFANI (BRA) / Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB) vs. Akgul AMANMURADOVA (UZB) / Valentyna IVAKHNENKO (RUS)

COURT 4 -- 10:30 a.m. start
Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE) vs. [Q] Jule NIEMEIER (GER) (to be finished 6-1, 5-3)
[5] Ekaterina ALEXANDROVA (RUS) vs. Veronika KUDERMETOVA (RUS)
[1] Gabriela DABROWSKI (CAN) / XU Yifan (CHN) vs. Cornelia LISTER (SWE) / Renata VORACOVA (CZE)
After suitable rest
[3] Raquel ATAWO (USA) / Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO) vs. [WC] Katharina HOBGARSKI (GER) / Jule NIEMEIER (GER)

MATCH POINTS

Reigning champion Johanna Larsson aims to win her first tournament of the season and third of her career this week in Nurnberg. In the first round, she will face wild card and two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Kuznetsova, the oldest player to get direct entry into the main draw at age 33, has a 1-0 head-to-head lead over Larsson. Kuznetsova won their only prior meeting in straight sets, in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells in 2017.

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Andrea Petkovic, the No.8 seed at this year's tournament, was runner-up in the first-ever edition: to Simona Halep in 2013. Petkovic takes a 1-0 head-to-head lead into her match with compatriot Anna-Lena Friedsam, having won their lone prior encounter on clay at Marseille in 2013.

No.2 seed Katerina Siniakova has won her only previous clash with Mandy Minella, a three-set tussle in the qualifying for the 2013 Miami Open.

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Mona Barthel has won both of her prior encounters with No.1 seed Yulia Putintseva. The German beat the Kazakh at Doha in 2013 and in the qualifying for Cincinnati in 2014, each time by the scoreline of 6-4, 6-2.