The IPTL in Manila will be played from the 28th till the 30th of November and there is going to be an afternoon and evening session (4pm and 7.30pm).
From the schedules it is quite clear that some top players are trying not to compete much while the “some others” have to “work” a bit more.
FREE LOADERS: Serena, Sharapova
2 of the biggest names (Serena and Maria) will only play 2 (mini) sets in this 3 days. Sharapova will play only 2 sets against Mladenovic (Friday) and Ivanovic (Saturday). Serena will play only on Sunday a set vs. Flipkens and in doubles with Soares.
Not much…isn’t it?
HEAVY DUTIES: Cilic, Mladenovic, Zimonjic and Soares
Life would be a bit busier for other players that were a bit more available to play. Cilic, Mladenovic (Bouchard substitute), Zimonjic and Soares will play 6 sets (2 each day).
Here the schedule