Right after the end of the inaugural Grand Slam tournament in 2023, the action in Hologic WTA Tour continues to roll on. One of the venues in the following week will be Hua Hin, which hosts the competitors of WTA 250 Thailand Open.
Women's world class tennis comes back to Hua Hin in Thailand after 3 years of break forced by the COVID-19 situation. Current title holder is Magda Linette, who won the latest edition of Thailand Open in 2020. Linette, who earned her career's biggest success in Australian Open, reaching out the semifinal and advancing into top 30 of WTA ranking, was planning to take up her title defence, but pulled out of the entry list following her quite unexpected long run in Melbourne.
The field contains some notable players. Bianca Andreescu received the wild card, becoming the highest seed and top name of the tournament's draw. Yulia Putintseva is another top 50 player, seeded with #2. Both players topping the opposite sites of draw will face the opponents from Great Britain in first round, as Andreescu will play against Harriet Dart and Putintseva starts her campaign with a match against Heather Watson. Marta Kostyuk, who reached the quarterfinal in this year's opening WTA 500 tournament in Adelaide is the #5 seed and will face En-Shuo Liang from Chinese Taipei in first round.
Linda Fruhvirtova, who was one of the sensations in just finished Australian Open, where she advanced into Round of 16, will appear in Hua Hin as a seeded player for the first time in her short professional career so far. She will face Bethanie Mattek-Sands in first round. The American who still tries her chances in both singles and doubles competitions, received a wild card into the main draw, setting up one of the most interesting match-ups with a 17 years-old youngster from Czech Republic.
Here is the main draw: