Greet Minnen (WTA 119) is on a win of the main draw at Wimbledon. She defeated Japan’s Mayo Hibi (WTA 177) in the second qualifying round on Wednesday. It became 6-4 and 6-0 after an hour and eleven minutes of tennis.
In her last qualifying match, Minnen will compete against the American Varvara Lepchenko (WTA 156) or the American Harmony Tan (WTA 132).
Wimbledon is the only one of the four grand slam tournaments where the 23-year-old Minnen has never made it to the main draw
Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 128) lost earlier in the day in the second preliminary round against the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia (WTA 188).
Maryna Zanevska (WTA 194) and Marie Benoit (WTA 234) already went out in the first qualifying round. Elise Mertens (WTA 16) Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 57) are directly on the main draw, Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 95) canceled due to an ankle injury.
Bemelmans stranded in the second preliminary round
Ruben Bemelmans (ATP 217) was unable to qualify for the third and final qualifying round of Wimbledon on Wednesday. He lost in three sets to Australian Christopher O’Connell (ATP 131). After two hours and sixteen minutes, the 6-7 (3/7), 6-3 and 7-5 final score was on the board.
The 33-year-old Bemelmans aimed for an eighth participation in Wimbledon. In 2017, the Limburger made it to the third round on the grass in London after great victories against Tommy Haas and Daniil Medvedev. In the sixteenth finals, the Limburger collided with South African Kevin Anderson. It is his best result to date at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Due to the loss of Bemelmans, there will not be a single Belgian man on the main draw. Kimmer Coppejans, the second Belgian in the qualifications, was already eliminated in the first preliminary round. Belgium number one David Goffin (ATP 15) canceled the tournament due to an ankle problem.