Re: WWW Zhengzhuo? [Draw inside]
I'm well aware of the respective positions on the calendar, but when you have the likes of Paquet, Schoofs and Martincova into a premier event directly, whereas Konta, inside the top 40, had to go through qualifying at either Sydney or Brisbane for the same amount of points / level, good is stretching it a bit, but it obviously could have been far worse - although there's still time - you'd normally expect someone in a slam doubles final tomorrow like Sabalenka to withdraw, but she might actually be the type to get straight on a plane and play, so we'll see. The bye for Svitolina makes her much more likely to play.
A 24 year old doubles player, outside the singles top 600 getting a MDWC - I assume she must be a Zhengzhou native?
That is a pretty tough path for Kerber - potentially Riske-Zheng (in China)-Bertens-Pliskova just to make the final.