NUREMBERG, April 18, 2017
The organizers of the NÜRNBERGER Versicherungscup have released the acceptance list for next month’s $250,000 WTA International event. Defending champion Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands will headline the competitors for the 2017 edition held from 20 to 27 May at the venue of the 1. Fc Nürnberg.
The World No. 20 will be joined by Anastasija Sevastova from Latvia and Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. Laura Siegemund and Julia Görgers, who were both picked by Germany’s Fed Cup captain Barbara Rittner for the Play-Off tie against the Ukraine next weekend, will be among the top eight seeds of the main draw.
Eugenie Bouchard, who captured the title here in 2014, will also return to Nuremberg. The former World No. 5 has been struggling with form of late, having lost in the opening round for four consecutive times. Last week, Bouchard returned to the ITF Circuit but fell to US-American Victoria Duval in the quarterfinals. The WTA tournament in Germany could be the right place to regain some confidence. Excitement seemed to be guaranteed.
“It will be an action-packed week on and off the courts. We would like create some unforgettable memories for our spectators, so that they will remember the tournament with pleasure and return gladly in order to visit the event again,” tournament director Sandra Reichel told.
Several side events are going to take place on Super-Sunday (21 May). The day will kick off with a panel discussion featuring Judy Murray, Germany’s Fed Cup captain Barbara Rittner and Eurosport TV-host Barbara Schett-Eagle. The trio will discuss the topic „Bad Mum – Good Mum. The Influence of Parents in Professional Tennis“.
For more information and ticket sales please visit the tournament’s official website.
Full Entry List:
1 Bertens, Kiki (NED) WTA 20
2 Sevastova, Anastasija (LAT) WTA 26
3 Putintseva, Yulia (KAZ) WTA 31
4 Shuai, Zhang (CHN) WTA 32
5 Siegmund, Laura (GER) WTA 37
6 Riske, Alison (USA) WTA 39
7 Tsurenko, Lesia (UKR) WTA 43
8 Goerges, Julia (GER) WTA 46
9 Niculescu, Monica (ROU) WTA 47
10 Shvedova, Yaroslava (KAZ) WTA 51
11 Doi, Misaki (JPN) WTA 52
12 Bouchard, Eugenie (CAN) WTA 56
13 Larsson, Johanna (SWE) WTA 57
14 Dodin, Oreane (FRA) WTA 59
15 Beck, Annika (GER) WTA 60
16 Cirstea, Sorana (ROU) WTA 61
17 Mertens, Elise (BEL) WTA 68
18 Witthoeft, Carina (GER) WTA 69
19 Lepchenko, Varvara (USA) WTA 72
20 Wickmayer, Yanina (BEL) WTA 73
21 Tomljanovic, Ajla (CRO) WTA 75 SR
22 Barthel, Mona (GER) WTA 80 WC