Mexico, Jan. 22.- The British Johanna Konta, number 13 of the WTA classification, and Heather Watson, 75, will play the Monterrey Open, which this year will begin on February 29 and end on March 8, announced Wednesday organizers.
Konta is the second best seeded that has confirmed its attendance at the contest, which will deliver a bag of $ 275,000 and that is played on hard surface.
The Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, number 5 in the world, is the player with the best classification that will be in the Mexican contest.
In 2019, Konta was Roland Garros semifinalist and reached the quarterfinals at the US Open, two of the four ‘Grand Slams’.
Konta has a stake in Monterrey in 2016, when he reached the quarterfinals.
Watson seeks his second title of this Mexican Open. In the 2016 edition he won the title by defeating the Belgian Kirsten Flipkens in the final.
In addition to these three players, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka and the world’s number one, Belgian Kim Clijsters, have confirmed their participation.