Rittner: “German Players Among The Favourites At WTA Nürnberg!”

Tournament director Sandra Reichel, Peter Söll (NCP Engineering) and Barbara Rittner

NÜRNBERG, May 9, 2017

Defending champion Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands will lead the line-up for the 2017 edition of the NÜRNBERGER Versicherungscup held from 20 to 27 May at the venue of the 1. Fc Nürnberg.

The organizers of the $250,000 WTA International event met the media on Tuesday alongside Germany’s Fed Cup captain Barbara Rittner to talk about the final preparations ahead of the start of the tournament.

The top ranked Dutch will be joined by a couple of local players. Julia Görges, who showed an outstanding performance at Germany’s Fed Cup Play-off tie against the Ukraine in Stuttgart two weeks ago, Porsche Grand Prix champion Laura Siegemund and Mona Barthel, who captured her fourth WTA career title in Prague last weekend.

“All three players are in really good shape and are among the top favourites for the title,” Rittner told. Annika Beck, Carina Witthöft as well as Tatjana Maria, who was awarded a wild card into the main will complete the German group of players.

“However, there will be lot of international competition. I expect an exciting tournament with a couple of surprises,” Rittner added.

For ticket information please visit:  www.nuernbergercup-versicherungscup.de

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