Kiki Bertens meets Jelena Ostapenko from Latvia at her return on the WTA Tour, a hardhitter who is hard to beat on her good days.
The 29-year-old Dutch will return next week in Doha after five months without matches at the WTA tournament in Doha. In the past, Bertens met her 23-year-old opponent four times: both players won twice.
In Strasbourg last year, Bertens met the unpredictable Roland Garros Champion of 2016 for the last time. Then she had to give up with the Achilles tendon injury, for which an operation proved necessary a month later.
Elina Svitolina is the number one of the placement list in Doha. Bertens has already been scaled fifth. Due to her absence of five months, the resident of Breda fell out of the top 10 of the world rankings. Shes the number 11 now.