17/06/2018 – Barty is 9th, while Vandeweghe is 34th in the World Ranking.
On Sunday afternoon, the main draw was made for the doubles at the 871 028 USD WTA tournament in Birmingham: Timi and Kristina Mladenovic will meet Ashleigh Barty and CoCo Vandeweghe.
The Hungarian-French double was seeded in 1st place.
Barty (born: 24 April, 1996) is 9th in the World Rankings, with a career best position of 5th (21 May, 2018). The Australian player has won 7 WTA Tour and 9 ITF events. In the 2013 season she was finalist at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open, and at the last season at Roland Garros, all four times with Casey Dellacqua. This year she remained unbeaten at the Miami Open with Vandeweghe, and in Rome with Demi Schuurs (Netherlands).
The US-player (born: 6 December, 1991) is 34th in the World Rankings, with a career best position (26 October, 2016). Vandeweghe has won 3 WTA Tour and 6 ITF tournaments in this genre.
This year, in the first round of the Miami Open, the Australian-American pair won 3:6, 6:2, 10-4 against the Hungarian-French team. In the QF in Madrid, Timi and Mladenovic won 7:5, 3:6, 11-9 against Barty and Vandeweghe.