Svitolina was headed by sowing in Birmingham

Свитолина возглавила посев в Бирмингеме

Elina Svitolina

For the first time in his career, the first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina will be the first racket of the tournament category Premier.

Another tennis player, has withdrawn from the performances in Birmingham became the first racket of the world, Angelique Kerber. A German woman is concerned about the hamstring injury, so she decided to rest for another week. Recall that the last match she played at the end of may, when in the first round of the French Open she lost to Russian Elena Vesnina.

Given that previously the British grass-court tournaments starred Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova and Serena Williams not playing in the Tour due to pregnancy, the first seed will be Ukrainian Elina Svitolina.

Such a milestone tournament category Premier submits to Elina for the first time. His first match in the competition it will hold today, at 16:00. Her opponent will be Briton Heather Watson. In addition to Svitolina, on the grass courts of Birmingham will take the second racket of Ukraine Lesya Tsurenko.

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Last season, Elina was not among the seeded at the Aegon Classic and Birmingham in the first round she lost to Spaniard Carla Suarez-Navarro (5:7, 6:4, 5:7).

It is worth noting that in addition to Kerber, Halep and Pliskova of performances in Birmingham refused the current champion of the tournament Madison keys, the main sensation of the past month Elena Ostapenko and the Russians Maria Sharapova, Daria Kasatkina and Elena Vesnina.

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