Tennis week preview: Iga Swiatek and Emma Raducanu lead a stacked Ostrava draw, while Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz headline the Astana Open.

This week, a plethora of well-known athletes are competing in four tournaments on the ATP and WTA tours.

Ranks No. In Kazakhstan, at the Astana Open, No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz and 21-time Grand Slam victor Novak Djokovic are in the lead. Ranks No. The Japan Open, the other ATP competition this week in Tokyo, is headlined by Casper Ruud.

World No. 1 in the women’s division At the AGEL Open in Ostrava, No. 1 Iga Swiatek makes her first appearance on the tour since winning the US Open. Emma Raducanu, Anett Kontaveit, Paula Badosa, and Petra Kvitova are among the athletes competing in the Czech city.

Ranks No. The Jasmin Open, which is taking place in her native Tunisia, is headlined by No. 2 Ons Jabeur. Here is a summary of all the activity this week:

Astana Open (ATP 500)

Carlos Alcaraz, the defending US Open champion, will try to continue his successful season by winning another championship. Novak Djokovic, who just won his 89th career title at the Tel Aviv Open, is blocking his path, though. Top-10 competitors Andrey Rublev, Daniil Medvedev, and Stefanos Tsitsipas are also in the draw.

Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic, both Grand Slam winners, are also contenders. Jannik Sinner had been scheduled to compete but withdrew due to an injury sustained at the Sofia Open the previous week.

Japan Open (ATP 500)

Ranks No. The field for the Japan Open is led by No. 2 Casper Ruud. Cameron Norrie, a fellow top-10 player, was also scheduled to take part, but he is currently in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 last week.

For the first time since his defeat in the US Open quarterfinals, Nick Kyrgios is back in competition. In 2016, the 27-year-old won the competition. Along with the winner and runner-up from the Korea Open, Yoshihito Nishioka, and Denis Shapovalov, Americans Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe are also in the running.

AGEL Open (WTA 500)

Emma Raducanu at the 2022 US Open.

Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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