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2013 WTA Memphis Preview

Steve Fogleman, TennisEastCoast.com

U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships

WTA International Event

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

February 18-Feburary 24, 2013

Though it lacks the firepower of the men’s draw, the Memphis women’s competitors make up for it with a heavy American contingent and a wide open field. Don’t expect to see top seed Kirsten Flipkens taking on 2 seed Sofia Arvidsson in the Final, because it won’t happen.

Qualifying

No matter who I believe will win the main draw, the qualifying field is extremely strong and the placement of the qualifiers could dramatically affect the results. I expect Keys to take the first spot, Falconi to qualify, as well as Jana Cepelova and Taylor Townsend. Any of those players could destroy your bracket in the first round.

Flipken’s Quarter

#34 in the world is good enough to make top seed in the WTA draw, and Kirsten Flipkens isn’t exactly used to the seeding…

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