J&T Banka Prague Open: preview
As defending Champion, Lucie Safarova returns to the J&T Banka Prague Open this week, ready to play at home in front of her crowd.
She will face Kristina Kucova (#WTA 94) in the first round, it’s the first time that they play against each other.
If Lucie is successful, she will meet either Jelena Jankovic (#WTA 55) or fellow Czech Kristyna Pliskova (#WTA 57) in the second round while former finalist Samantha Stosur could be a potential opponent during the quarterfinals. Please see the full draw for more details.
Lucie entered the tournament as the number 5 seed, behind Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki, Barbora Strycova and Samantha Stosur. As the 2016 Champion, she has 280 points to defend.
We wish her good luck for her first tournament on red clay!