ASHLAND, Ky. — The main draw for the Braidy Industries $60,000 Women’s Tennis Classic, a USTA Pro Circuit Event Presented by Bon Secours Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital was set Monday evening at the Ashland Tennis Center, with only four qualifying play-in spots to be determined.
The top seed for the tournament is Caroline Dolehide, a 19-year-old from Orlando, Fla. Dolehide played singles at Wimbledon and the French Open this year, winning her first-round match at the French; she also played doubles in the 2018 US Open. She won her first $60,000 singles title at the USTA Pro Circuit clay-court event in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., in April and is ranked 102 in the world.
Nao Hibino of Japan is the No. 2 seed. She competed in singles this year’s Australian Open and all four grand slam events in both 2017 and 2016. Her lowest singles ranking was 78 in 2015.
The tournament’s qualifying will conclude this morning with winners advancing to the main draw of the tournament. Main draw plays also begins today. Draw & live scoring is at itftennis.com.