After a year of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mutua Madrid Open 2021 starts this Tuesday with the preliminary phase of the WTA 1,000, which will have 48 tennis players who will compete five Spanish in search of one of the 12 places available for the main draw of the tournament, whose first round starts on Thursday.
Aliona Bolsava is the oldest of the Navy players and that she is only 23 years old. The Catalan of Moldovan origin will face the American Bernarda Pera, seed number 11 of the qualy at around 1:00 p.m. on court 3. Marta Custic, a 19-year-old from Tenerife, will get up a little earlier, who will see Danka Kovinic (5th) from Montenegrin at the Manolo Santana stadium around 11:30. A promising 17-year-old woman from Gipuzkoa, Ane Mintegi, will make her debut on the same court and will face the French and second favorite, the French Kristina Mladenovic. In the Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, and at the same time, Eva Guerrero, a 21-year-old from Madrid who will face the Japanese Misaki Doi. And Jessica Bouzas, 18-year-old Galician, will run into the Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich (24th) on track 4.
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For the rest, in the previous WTA of the Mutua also stand out the Latvian Sevastova, first favorite and semifinalist in 2017, the German Siegemund (3rd), the French Cornet (4th), the Taiwanese Hsieh (6th) and the Estonian Kanepi (7th).