CINCINNATI, OH, USA – The Western & Southern Open draw ceremony began on Friday evening, and there is already an intriguing set of match-ups in the at the fourth Premier 5 tournament of 2018. The first quarter is a projected rematch of last year’s final between World No.1 Simona Halep and defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza.
Halep is currently playing the quarterfinals of the Coupe Rogers and will open against either a qualifier or countrywoman and sometime doubles partner Irina-Camelia Begu.
Her projected third round opponent is No.16 seed Ashleigh Barty, already a semifinalist in Montréal.
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