Internationaux de Strasbourg WTA - Friday's Schedule of Play with Svitolina, Sabalenka in action
We'll see three matches on Friday at the 2020 Internationaux de Strasbourg as there will be one quarterfinal match before the semifinal action.
Before the semifinal action begins in France, there will be still one quarterfinal match to be finished. Katerina Siniakova and Aryna Sabalenka didn't finish their match on Thursday as the Czech player leads 6-2, 1-2. The Belarusian will now have a difficult job as she needs to turn the match around if she wants to reach the semifinals.
Players that have already secured a semifinal spot are Nao Hibino, Elena Rybakina and Elina Svitolina . The first two will meet in the first semifinal match. The fifth-seeded Rybakina will want to follow up on a great form she has in France and also last year's victory from the Roland Garros.
Elina Svitolina, who is the second-seeded in Strasbourg will meet the winner of the match between Siniakova and Sabalenka in the second semifinal match
Internationaux de Strasbourg Schedule of Play:
Friday, September 25th, 2020:
12:00 Siniaková K. (Cze) - Sabalenka A. (Blr)
Thursday, September 24th, 2020:
We'll see a lot of interesting battles on the WTA Tour from September 21st in France. The players moved to France to compete at the 2020 Internationaux de Strasbourg. The entry list features a lot of interesting names and the quality of the tournament is proven with two Grand Slam champions starting already on day one.
Tennis returns on Thursday in Strasbourg as the Internationaux de Strasbourg continues with 4 more interesting matches. The programme kicks off at 10:00 CET with an interesting match between Ostapenko and Hibino. It will continue later on with Elena Rybakina taking on Zhang.
The main match of the day will start later in the day as Elina Svitolina takes on Jil Belen Teichman. The programme will be closed in the afternoon with a match between Siniakova and Sabalenka. Stay with us as we will have reports from those matches.
10:00 Ostapenko J. (Lat) - Hibino N. (Jpn)
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020:
The Wednesday schedule at the Internationaux de Strasbourg will feature 4 matches just like yesterday but despite the small number of matches, we will see a lot of good tennis. The play starts at 10:00 in the morning with Zarina Diyas and Nao Hibino stepping onto the court. They will be followed by Kiki Bertens and Jelena Ostapenko in a match that might just be considered the best of the day. The later part of the day starts with Alexandrova and Siniakova in a fascinating match-up. The programme will be closed by Blinkova and Sabalenak in Russian - Belarussian duel to determine who will move onto.
10:00 Diyas Z. (Kaz) - Hibino N. (Jpn)
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020:
After seeing the first-round matches on the first two days, we'll see the second-round action from Strasbourg on Tuesday. The schedule will begin with a match between Julia Teichmann and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Both players won their first-round match without losing a set as both will try to get the first victory in the match against the other.
The second-seeded Elina Svitolina will play against Magda Linette in the second round. The Ukrainian defeated Linette at the 2017 Roland Garros and will try to add another victory on clay. Elena Rybakina, who defeated Alizé Cornet this year in Hobart, will meet her again also in Strasbourg. In the last match of the day, Shuai Zhang will take on Clara Burel.
10:00 Teichmann J. B. (Sui) - Pavlyuchenkova A. (Rus)
11:30 Linette M. (Pol) - Svitolina E. (Ukr)
13:00 Cornet A. (Fra) - Rybakina E. (Kaz)
16:30 Burel C. (Fra) - Zhang S. (Chn)
Monday, September 21st, 2020:
Sloane Stephens and Jelena Ostapenko will be the two interesting names on Monday. While the American triumphed at the US Open, Ostapenko is a Roland Garros champion and she can show her claycourt experience in her first-round match against Lauren Davis. Stephens will face Nao Hibino in the first round.
The other interesting matches include Elena Rybakina taking on Greet Minnen and Aryna Sabalenka against Ellen Perez. We'll also see a lot of French players on Monday as Pauline Parmentier will meet Magda Linette, Alizé Cornet will play against Polona Hercog, and Myrtille Georges will be facing Ana Blinkova.
10:00 Diyas Z. (Kaz) - McHale C. (Usa)
10:00 Linette M. (Pol) - Parmentier P. (Fra)
10:00 Minnen G. (Bel) - Rybakina E. (Kaz)
11:30 Hercog P. (Slo) - Cornet A. (Fra)
11:30 Tomljanovic A. (Aus) - Zhang S. (Chn)
13:00 Hibino N. (Jpn) - Stephens S. (Usa)
13:00 Perez E. (Aus) - Sabalenka A. (Blr)
14:30 Blinkova A. (Rus) - Georges M. (Fra)
14:30 Siniaková K. (Cze) - Pera B. (Usa)
16:30 Davis L. (Usa) - Ostapenko J. (Lat)