Italian vets, Bouchard, Wozniacki lead this week's events
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BMW Malaysian Open (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Notable players: Roberta Vinci, Eugenie Bouchard, Elina Svitolina
Top-seed Roberta Vinci took a wildcard into the BMW Malaysian Open after becoming the oldest woman in WTA history to make her Top 10 debut last week. Eugenie Bouchard, who lost in the third round in Doha last week, is also in action in Kuala Lumpur and could face Vinci in the quarterfinals. Elina Svitolina is the No. 2-seed and Sabine Lisicki, Saisai Zheng, who took out top seed and Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber in the first round in Doha last week, and Annika Beck are also in action at the WTA international-level tournament.
Abierto Monterrey Afirme (Monterrey, Mexico)
Notable players: Sara Errani, Caroline Wozniacki, Johanna Konta
After winning her first title of the season in Dubai, Sara Errani is the top seed in Monterrey where she’ll look to win her 10th career WTA title. The Italian is coming off a loss in the second round to Timea Babos at the Qatar Total Open last week and will start off against Magdalena Rybarikova.
Also in action in Monterrey is No. 2-seed Caroline Wozniacki, who has only won five matches through four tournaments so far in 2016. She’ll open up against Olga Govortsova in the first round and could face Mirjana Lucic-Baroni and Timea Babos in the second and third rounds. Johanna Konta, Mexican Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova, Caroline Garcia, three-time Abierto Monterrey Afirme champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Heather Watson are also in the draw.