Lusa and Ingrid have a hard key, Bia plays with a Russian

Stefani and Ingrid could cross paths with the heads of Gauff and Pegula

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Beijing, China) – In addition to the draw for the singles bracket, the WTA 100 in Beijing also presented the doubles bracket this Friday, which will include three Brazilians. Luísa Stefani from São Paulo and Ingrid Martins from Rio will play together, while Beatriz Haddad Maia from São Paulo will have Russian Veronika Kudermetova as partner.

Luísa and Ingrid have a difficult draw, they make their debut against the Taiwanese Latisha Chan and the Russian Yana Sizikova and if they win, they will have to challenge the number 2 seeds in the next round, crossing with the Americans Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff, who are advanced in the group and start directly in the second phase.

In the same quadrant are the German Laura Siegemund and the Russian Vera Zvonareva, eighth favorites and Stefani’s tormentors at the US Open, and the return of the strong French duo Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic. Whoever reaches the semi-finals has everything to face the Czechs Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.

Bia is on the other side, this time with Kudermetova, who makes her debut against Kazakh Anna Danilina, with whom she was runner-up at the Australian Open and qualified for last year’s WTA Finals, and the Russian Alexandra Panova. Whoever advances has everything to face the Japanese Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara, seeded 7, in the second round.

The strong partnership of the Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski with the New Zealander Erin Routliffe, current US Open champion and 4th seed in Beijing, who could be rivals in the quarter-finals, and the Australian Storm Hunter and the Belgian Elise Mertens still stands in the way of Bia and Kudermetova. main favorites and possible opponents in the semi-final.

Julia Fleming

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