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World-class players to take part already in the qualifiers

22 marca 2016 • 10:07

Organizers of WTA Katowice Open 2016 have officially announced the entry list for the qualifying draw. Featuring a number of very experienced players, the list is headed by Donna Vekic, the winner of Malaysian Open, a WTA international tournament, in Kuala Lumpur in 2014. The qualifiers are scheduled to start on 2nd April and the final matches for entry into the main draw will be played on Monday, 4th April.

The qualifying entry list features such seasoned foreign players as Donna Vekic of Croatia, currently ranked World No. 94 by WTA, Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, winner of the WTA international tournament in Fez, Morocco in 2012, and Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic, who holds 3 WTA titles. We will also see Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, the singles semi-finalist of Australian Open in 2008 and the winner of 4 doubles Grand Slam tournaments. All qualifying draw entrants are ranked by WTA not lower than World No. 194. Altogether, 32 players will compete in the qualifiers for entry into the main draw, including 28 players qualified on the base of WTA rankings and 4 “wild card” holders. Two of the “wild cards” have already been granted to Weronika Falkowska, Polish Junior Women’s Indoor Champion, and Anastasiya Shoshyna, Polish Senior Women’s Indoor Champion. The decision about who gets the other two will be announced shortly before the tournament starts.
„We are in for a great deal of extraordinary tennis emotions right from 2nd April when the qualifying rounds kick off here in Katowice. This year, the line-up of the qualifying draw seems to be exceptionally strong. Previous achievements of the players competing for entry into the main draw are impressive. Therefore, I am confident that we will get to see some superb tennis already in the qualifiers.” – commented Paweł Owczarz, Director of WTA Katowice Open Tournament.

Here is the entry list into the qualifying draw of Katowice Open 2016:
1. Donna Vekic (Croatia, WTA World No. 94)
2. Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic, WTA World No. 103)
3. Magda Linette (Poland, WTA World No. 109)
4. Kiki Bertens (The Netherlands, WTA World No. 110)
5. Andreea Mitu (Romania, WTA World No. 112)
6. Stefia Voegele (Switzerland, WTA World No. 114)
7. Klara Koukalova (Czech Republic, WTA World No. 115)
8. Pauline Parmentier (France, WTA World No. 116)
9. Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine, WTA World No. 131)
10. Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland, WTA World No. 137)
11. Tereza Smitkova (Czech Republic, WTA World No. 141)
12. Richel Hogenkamp (The Netherlands, WTA World No. 144)
13. Jana Fett (Croatia, WTA World No. 146)
14. Sorana Cirstea (Romania, WTA World No. 148)
15. Paula Kania (Poland, WTA World No. 154)
16. Ana Bogdan (Romania, WTA World No. 156)
17. Sachia Vickery (USA, WTA World No. 159)
18. Amandine Hesse (France, WTA World No. 160)
19. Oceane Dodin (France, WTA World No. 163)
20. Mandy Minella (Luxembourg, WTA World No. 168)
21. Marina Erakovic (New Zealand, WTA World No. 171)
22. Mathilde Johansson (France, WTA World No. 174)
23. Ivana Jorovic (Serbia, WTA World No. 180)
24. Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia, WTA World No. 181)
25. Nastassja Burnett (Italy, WTA World No. 181)
26. Ons Jabeur (Tunisia, WTA World No. 186)
27. Barbara Hass (Austria, WTA World No. 189)
28. Myrtille Georges (France, WTA World No. 194)
29. Anastasiya Shoshyna (wild card)
30. Weronika Falkowska (wild card)
31. Wild card
32. Wild card