With US Open finalist Karolina Pilskova taking a well-earned break, French Open Champion Garbine Muguruza has been given the number 1 seed for next week’s Generali Ladies Linz.
This decision fell on Saturday at 4 am as the tournament director Sandra Reichel confirmed Muguruzas Manager has received the top seed. The top-placed Karolina Pliskova has to pay tribute to the triumph of the past few weeks, the US Open finalist does not only miss the tournament in Linz, but also the WTA event in Moscow.
Garbine Muguruza, number four in the world, had the choice between the tournaments in the Chinese Tianjin and Linz. “I am happy that Garbine has decided to play our tournament in Linz. She knows how many other players appreciate the special atmosphere of the Generali Ladies Linz, “said Sandra Reichel. The 23-year-old Spaniard, born in Caracas, won her first Grand Slam tournament (7: 5, 6: 4 against Serena Williams) at the French Open 2016, and was second in the world rankings after Serena. Muguruza is one of the most striking performers on the WTA Tour – a player with a charisma, who quickly becomes a fan of the audience. Her idols: Pete Sampras and Martina Hingis.
Four top ten players will play at the “Generali Ladies Linz” this year, Garbine Muguruza, Dominika Cibulkova, Madison Keys and Carla Suarez “It has never been so exciting to qualify for the WTA Masters in Singapore, so I’ve got countless inquiries for wildcards,” explained Sandra Reichel, who has a high tension at the 26th “Generali Ladies Linz.”