2024 Internationaux de Strasbourg Tuesday Schedule and Preview including Collins, Fernandez and Svitolina

Monday, 20 May 2024 at 23:00
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The Round of 16 of the WTA 500 Internationaux de Strasbourg begins with intriguing duels, including the defending champion Elina Svitolina. The French tournament, played on clay courts, serves as the final stop before the French Open.
The tournament, which upgraded from WTA 250 status in previous years, boasts a history of champions like Svitolina (2-time winner), Angelique Kerber, Barbora Krejcikova, Caroline Garcia, and Maria Sharapova. With the first round completed, Tuesday, May 21, will feature four Round of 16 matches.

Top Seeds and Former Champions Headline Round of 16

The day's first match features 5th seed Liudmila Samsonova (No. 8) against Leylah Fernandez (No. 33). The former US Open finalist defeated Anastasia Potapova in the opening round but hasn't secured consecutive victories since the Doha Open in February. Notably, she beat Samsonova en route to the quarter-finals in Doha. This time, the Russian arrives with confidence after a tight three-set win over 2021 French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova (No. 26) in her opening match.
Next up, local favorite Clara Burel (No. 43) will challenge 2-time champion Svitolina (No. 17). The Ukrainian narrowly missed out in her Rome Open fourth-round match against Aryna Sabalenka (No. 2), losing in a third-set tie-break but displaying a high level of play.
Svitolina is the heavy favorite against Burel, who will rely on home crowd support to spring an upset, especially after defeating former world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova (No. 51) in the first round.
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In the afternoon, American Danielle Collins (No. 12) takes center stage. Collins has won 19 of her last 21 matches, including titles at the Miami Open and Charleston Open. One of the Tour’s in-form players, Collins currently sits 4th in the WTA Race and aims to maintain her confidence heading into Roland Garros. She faces Czech Katerina Siniakova (No. 34), who recently won the WTA 125 Catalonia Open. Collins leads their head-to-head 2-1, though they have never met on clay.
The day concludes with another local hope, Fiona Ferro (No. 142), who faces Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina (No. 56). Ferro, a wild card entry, is preparing for Roland Garros, where she also received a wild card. The Frenchwoman opened with a win over Erika Andreeva (No. 101), while Kalinina overcame the 2018 champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (No. 22).
These exciting matchups promise a thrilling day of tennis at the Strasbourg Open:
Liudmila Samsonova versus Leylah Fernandez (CAN)
Followed by:
Clara Burel (FRA) v Elina Svitolina (UKR)
Not before 12:30:
Danielle Collins (USA) versus Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
Not before 16:30:
Fiona Ferro (FRA) v Anhelina Kalinina (UKR)

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