A hectic day is in store following the early stop to play due to rain on Friday, with No.1 seed Naomi Osaka potentially in action twice.
WTA Staff
September 20, 2019

Play starts at 12 noon

Naomi OSAKA (JPN) [1] v Yulia PUTINTSEVA (KAZ)

Not before 1pm
[WC] Misaki DOI (JPN) v Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS)

After suitable rest
Naomi OSAKA (JPN) [1] or Yulia PUTINTSEVA (KAZ) v Camila GIORGI (ITA) or Elise MERTENS (BEL) [9]

After suitable rest
Angelique KERBER (GER) [4] v [WC] Misaki DOI (JPN) or Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS)

To be arranged if possible
HSIEH Su-Wei (TPE) / HSIEH Yu-Chieh or Nadiia KICHENOCK (UKR) / Abigail SPEARS (USA) v Misaki DOI (JPN) / Nao HIBINO (JPN) or CHAN Hao-Ching (TPE) / Latisha CHAN (TPE) [2]

Play starts at 12 noon

Camila GIORGI (ITA) v Elise MERTENS (BEL) [9]

Not before 1pm
HSIEH Su-Wei (TPE) / HSIEH Yu-Chieh v Nadiia KICHENOCK (UKR) / Abigail SPEARS (USA)

To be arranged
Misaki DOI (JPN) / Nao HIBINO (JPN) v CHAN Hao-Ching (TPE) / Latisha CHAN (TPE) [2]


Wildcard Misaki Doi has won her only previous match with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. She was 6-7(3), 6-4, 3-1 when the Russian had to retire in Wuhan 2016.

Pavlyuchenkova, a finalist in 2017, has beaten Dayana Yastremska and Kiki Bertens to reach the last eight – just the fourth time in 2019 she has won consecutive matches.

WTA World No.36 Yulia Putintseva has a perfect 3-0 winning record against Naomi Osaka. Her two 2019 victories both came on grass – in Birmingham and at Wimbledon – but she also won their clash in Hobart in 2018. She has not lost a set to the two-time major winner.

Osaka has won eight of her last 10 matches against players ranked between 20 and 40 on the WTA Ranking.

Camila Giorgi and Elise Mertens have never played previously.

The Italian has won 11 of her last 14 singles matches since Wimbledon, while Mertens is in action for the first time since pushing eventual winner Bianca Andreescu to three sets at the US Open.