The WTA 500 bett1open in Berlin is the biggest event in second week of the grass season with an absolutely stunning line-up, which contains 7 players ranked in the top 10 of WTA rankings.
Aryna Sabalenka headlines the main draw as a top seed. The world's number two starts her grass season from the match against a qualifier, but whole the top quarter of a draw is really stacked. Both the finalists of the WTA 250 Libema Open are there, as the champion from s'Hertogenbosh - Ekaterina Alexandrova got paired with her fellowcountry Liudmila Samsonova, and the winner of this match can play against Sabalenka in possible second round's clash. Veronika Kudermetova starts her play in Berlin from an exciting match against Qinwen Zheng. 5th seed Cori Gauff plays against Katerina Siniakova another interesting first round match in this quarter.
The clash between 7th seed and two times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova against her fellowcountry Karolina Pliskova headlines the second quarter. Another interesting match, especially form the perspective of home fans is the wild card receiver Sabine Lisicki playing against 3rd seed Caroline Garcia.
Maria Sakkari will try to get revenge for this week's lose against Alize Cornet, suffered in second round of Rothesay Open. The French has eliminated Sakkari, who was a top seed in Nottingham, winning in easy straight sets and performed a good run up into the semifinals. The draw has paired up those players one more time in back to back weeks. Ons Jabeur is the highest ranked player in this quarter, being seeded with #4. The Tunisian is set up for defending the last year's title from Berlin in her first grass appearance in this season, starting from a match against qualifier and can play against Bianca Andreescu or Marketa Vondrousova in second round.
Elena Rybakina shows up for the first time since pulling out from Roland Garros, being seeded as #2 in Berlin. The reigning Wimbledon champion has quite a formidable draw on paper. Rybakina she plays against the qualifier in first match, while other notable names in this quarter are 8th seed Daria Kasatkina and Donna Vekic.