Barty and Badosa bid for a third-round place on Saturday

Antonio Arenas Men's Tennis, Mutua News, Women's Tennis

With the matches in the bottom half of the women’s final draw complete, tomorrow will see the start of the second round in the Mutua Madrid Open for the players drawn on the same side as the world No. 1, Ashleigh Barty. Likewise, the draw for the ATP qualifiers at the Madrid ATP Masters 1000 having been made on Friday, the first round of qualifying for the main draw will take place on Saturday.

In the women’s competition, Ashleigh Barty will open the day’s play at 11:00 in the Manolo Santana Stadium against Tamara Zidansek. The Caja Mágica’s centre court will also host the encounters between Petra Kvitova (seed No. 9) and Angelique Kerber, as well as that of Jil Teichmann and Spaniard Paula Badosa.

These matches will be the third and fourth of the day. In the Arantxa Sánchez Stadium, not before 17:00, defending champion Kiki Bertens will play against the Russian Veronika Kudermetova.

Also in Stadium 2, but in this case opening the day’s play in the men’s qualifying, Spaniard Roberto Carballés Baena will clash with Emil Ruusuvuori. The rest of the ATP ties will be played from Courts 3 to 6, with Yoshihito Nishioka (second seed) against Pablo Cuevas at 11:00 on Court 4, while anyone wanting to watch the No. 1 seed for the qualifiers, Laslo Djere, will have to wait for the third match on Court 6, where he will square off against Juan Ignacio Londero. The highlight on Court 3 will be the tie between Jordan Thompson (seed No. 3) and Spaniard Carlos Taberner.

The rest of the matches in the second round of the Madrid WTA 1000:

Manolo Santana from 11:00 AM
[Q] Laura Siegemund (GER) vs [14] Iga Swiatek (POL)
[Q] Bernarda Pera (USA) vs [8] Belinda Bencic (SUI)

Arantxa Sánchez from 11:00 AM
[Q] Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) vs [15] Johanna Konta (USA)
Sloane Stephens (USA) vs Ons Jabeur (TUN)

Remaining matches in the men’s qualifiers:
Stadium 3 from 11:00 AM
Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) vs [14] Radu Albot (MDA)
[6] Sebastian Korda (USA) vs [WC] Arthur Cazaux (FRA)
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) vs [13] Pablo Andújar (ESP)

Court 4 from 11:00 AM
[5] Frances Tiafoe (USA) vs Marco Cecchinato (ITA)
[WC] Bernabé Zapata Miralles (ESP) vs [12] Federico Delbons (ARG)
[7] Stefano Travaglia (ITA) vs [WC] Carlos Gimeno Valero (ESP)

Court 5 from 11:00 AM
Marcos Giron (USA) vs [11] Thiago Monteiro (BRA)

Court 6 from 11:00 AM
Gianluca Mager (ITA) vs [9] Egor Gerasimov (BLR)
[4] Tennys Sandgren (USA) vs Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)
Federico Coria (ARG) vs [10] Alexei Popyrin (AUS)

Doubles matches on Saturday:
Court 5 not before 12:30 PM
Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) and Raluca Oralu (ROU) vs Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) and Zhaoxuan Yang (CHN)
Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) and [PR] Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
Elena Vesnina (RUS) and [PR] Vera Zvonareva (RUS) vs Lucie Hradecka (CZE) and Laura Siegemund (GER)
Nao Hibino (JPN) and Renata Voracova (CZE) vs [4] Shuko Aoyama (JPN) and Ena Shibahara (JPN)