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2018-07-12 09:00:00 CEST

Three anticipated women’s games on Thursday

As pool play concludes, here are some interesting matches to monitor

Wilkerson and her partner Bansley will face Swiss Betschart and HüberliWilkerson and her partner Bansley will face Swiss Betschart and Hüberli

The Swatch Major Gstaad’s main enters its second day with 16 women’s matches scheduled to take place at the Swiss Alps as pool play concludes. Whereas some teams play for the top spot in their pools, others just want to avoid elimination and here are three matches you should keep an eye on.

 

Who? Sude/Laboureur v Kolosinska/Kociolek

Where? Court 3

When? 13:00 CEST

Why? The defending champions are just one step away from a premature elimination as they dropped their first match in the tournament to American qualifiers Emily Stockman and Kelley Larsen. The Poles also had a frustrating start as they were taken down by USA’s Summer Ross and Sara Hughes and they need a win to keep riding the momentum of their last week’s fourth-place in Espinho.

 

Who? Bansley/Wilkerson v Betschart/Hüberli

Where? Center Court

When? 16:00 CEST

Why? The Canadians, who won three medals in their last four events, started strong in Gstaad with a sound victory over Norway’s Emilie Olimstad and Oda Johanne Ulveseth and now they’ll be faced with a tough home team that also had a solid first match in the Swiss Alps against Czech Republic’s Kristyna Kolocova and Michala Kvapilova.

 

Who? Heidrich/Vergé-Dépré v Klineman/Ross

Where?  Center Court

When? 19:00 CEST

Why? The home favorites had a tougher debut than many would have expected as they needed three sets to prevail over Finland’s Finland’s Riika Lehotnen and Niina Ahtiainen and their lives shouldn’t get any easier against the Americans, who debuted with a 2-1 victory against Spain’s Liliana Fernández and Elsa Baquerizo and are looking forward to a good result since their win in the Hague in January.

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