Aryna Sabalenka is the second top ten player who will be present at Libéma Open from 10 till 16 June. The world’s number 10 joins Kiki Bertens, who is ranked seventh.
Sabalenka was born in Minsk (Belarus) and climbed the world rankings in the past two years. In February the 20-year-old player was ranked in ninth position.
It will be Sabalenka’s second visit to the grass courts of Autotron ’s-Hertogenbosch. She reached, being the number 46 of the WTA ranking, the quarter-finals last year This year she will be one of the favourites for the title.
The winner of three WTA tournaments (Shenzhen in 2019, Wuhan and New Haven in 2018) is coached by Dmitry Tursunov. The Russian knows how to win on a grass court, because he won the ATP tournament in Rosmalen in 2011.
Recently Sabalenka played in the semi-finals of the Fed Cup tournament. Belarus only just lost to Australia with 3-2 and therefore missed their second Fed Cup final. However, Sabalenka and her peers surprisingly played in the finals against the USA in 2017.
In addition to Sabalenka and Bertens, (WTA-18) and Belinda Bencic (WTA-20) have announced their participation in the combined WTA/ATP-event.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, David Goffin, Frances Tiafoe, Fernando Verdasco and Robin Haase have confirmed for the men’s tournament. Lleyton Hewitt will shine for the last time in the Netherlands in men’s doubles tournament.
The line-up for both the men and women will be announced on Wednesday 1 May.
Libéma Open will be held from Monday 10 till Sunday 16 June on the grass courts of Autotron ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Richard Gasquet and Aleksandra Krunic are the title defenders in the singles tournament.