Sabine Lisicki vs BYE
Coco Vandeweghe vs Kristyna Pliskova
Mirjana Lucic Baroni vs Karolina Pliskova
Yulia Putinseva vs Yanina Wickmayer
What are the chances they go out first round just not to play each other
First of all, just to note that last year at this time, both were playing on the ITF, so to be in WTA draws now is a testament to their play.
This is the first meeting between Kris and Coco. (Hopefully Coco keeps her out of her Twitter comments )
Karo is 1-0 against Mirjana. This is their first meeting on grass, but their forms coming into the tournament couldn't be more opposite. Karo should have this one! Also, she has 50K SF points to defend from last year.
(2)Madison Keys v (wc)Emily Webley-Smith Kristyna Pliskova v Jill Craybas
Anne Keothavong v Tara Moore
Misaki Doi v (7)Karolina Pliskova
I don't think having them in the same section is necessarily a bad thing--forces one of them to qualify if it gets that far. Kris is more in need of the points--she has 160 points to defend at Wimbledon!
First round, Kris has not played Jill before.
Karo is 2-1 against Misaki, a budding rival. This is their first meeting on grass.