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Australian Open qualifiers: Berg retires with injury, Kopijan out |  Australian Open

Australian Open qualifiers: Berg retires with injury, Kopijan out | Australian Open

The first Grand Slam of the season begins in Melbourne on January 17 with the Australian Open. 4 Belgians attempt to reach the main draw through the playoffs. Follow here by Ruben Bemelmans, Zizou Bergs, Kimmer Coppejans and Ysaline Bonaventure.

men

first round
Robin Bemelmans (ATP-212) Nuno Burgess (by /ATP-194)
Kimmer Coppejans (ATP-208) Thomas Martin Echeveri (Arg/ATP-130) 6-2, 4-6, 1-6
Zizou Bergs (ATP-192) Vitaly Satsjko (Oek / ATP-244) 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 3-2 and mission

Robin Bemelmans is aiming for the fourth post. His best “down under” result is the second round in 2018. In 2021, Kimmer Coppejans made his debut in the main draw of the Australian Open, losing in the first round. Zizou Bergs has never been in the main draw for a major tournament.

woman

first round
Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA-235) Mihaela Buzarnescu (Roe/WTA-122)

Stavelot’s Ysaline Bonaventure is aiming for a third entry, after 2021 and 2019 when she was eliminated in the first round. On Sunday she already won the ITF tournament from Bendigo.

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