Canadian former Top 100 player Stephanie Dubois gives her picks for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.
April 20, 2019

Can't decide who to pick for this week's WTA Fantasy Tennis

Ex-WTA player Stephanie Dubois, who is now a commentator for WTA TV, gives her advice on who you should pick for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart!

Simona Halep was seeded second (Getty)

Simona Halep

“Current World No.2 Simona Halep is my first pick. She is an all-round player and one of the most consistent on tour – she’s also the kind of player who always gives her all at each tournament and I love that about her.

"Having won Roland Garros last year and been a finalist at Rome, she’ll be keen to start her clay campaign in style.”

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Petra Kvitova (Getty Images)

Petra Kvitova

“With the power she is able to produce and her lefty serve, Petra Kvitova is certainly a player that has a great chance to win on the clay at Stuttgart. She rises to the occasion, and since her comeback she has been incredible at competing hard while also enjoying it, which is so important at this level.

"Lots of weapons to beware from the Czech – and she loves to play indoors.” 

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Elise Mertens, Doha, Qatar Total Open

Elise Mertens

“I do think Elise Mertens could win the tournament. The Belgian has been on good form since the beginning of the year and played a lot on clay in her childhood. She is very patient with constructing her points and that is so crucial on clay courts.

"Recently she has also been really doing well in doubles with Sabalenka, which is probably a great thing for her confidence too.”

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Kiki Bertens, 2019 Volvo Car Open (WTA/Jimmie48)

Kiki Bertens

“What a year Kiki Bertens had in 2018, making the final of Madrid and winning Cincinnati - and she’s already won a title indoors this year, at St Petersburg.

"She has improved so many things in her game, especially her serve. She’s the type pf player who forces her opponents to play a lot of balls, but also can be aggressive at the right time. She also uses the drop shot very effectively and has great hands at the net, which can be a dangerous combination on this surface.” 

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Anett Kontaveit (Getty Images)

Outsider Pick

Anett Kontaveit

“Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit has posted some great results on clay; in fact, she reached the semifinals in Stuttgart and Rome last year. Her results are becoming increasingly consistent and she is showing signs of producing her best tennis at the big events.

"She exerts a lot of pressure on her opponent as she is always looking to move forward into the court. I think it’s just a matter of weeks until she grabs her biggest title yet.”

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