David Goffin starts 2022 with defeat against number 88 in the world, Maryna Zanevska loses no chance against Naomi Osaka

Goffin lost in the second round to Slovakian Alex Molcan (ATP 88) in two sets: 7-5 and 6-3. The match lasted 1 hour and 40 minutes, but was interrupted by rain at the end of set two. The 31-year-old from Liège was the fourth seed free in the first round of the singles.

Also in the doubles Goffin has to pack his bags immediately. On the side of the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, the Liège player lost in the second round (eighth finals) after one hour and 44 minutes of tennis in a super tiebreak (7-6 (7/2), 3-6 and 10-7) from the Kazakh Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Pakistani Aisam Ul Haq Qureshi, together the sixth seed.

Melbourne is the first ATP tournament where Goffin has played since last summer. The Belgian number 1 ended his 2021 season at the end of August after he lost in the first round to American Mackenzie McDonald at the US Open, and suffered an injury to his left knee.

© AP

Zanevska suffers a hopeless defeat against Osaka

Maryna Zanevska (WTA 82) suffered a hopeless defeat against Naomi Osaka (WTA 13) in the second round (eighth finals) of the Melbourne Summer Set 1 (hard $239,477) on Thursday, a preparation tournament for the Australian Open. The Japanese top seed won after just under an hour of tennis in two short sets (6-1 and 6-1).

The 24-year-old Osaka, the defending champion at the Australian Open, is making her comeback in the competition in Melbourne after a year of psychological problems. The former number one in the world has not played since the US Open in September. In the first round in Melbourne she had to hand in a set against the French Alizé Cornet (WTA 61).

The 28-year-old Zanevska, a Belgian with Ukrainian roots, rose from 250th to 82nd place in 2021.

Minen also loses first game in doubles

Greet Minnen also failed to win her first game of 2022 in doubles. The 24-year-old Kempense lost on Thursday, alongside the Australian Ellen Perez, her the first round of the WTA 250 tournament in Melbourne Summer Set 1 (hard court / $239,477).

Minnen and Perez had to give up after one hour and six minutes of tennis in two sets (6-3 and 6-4) for the Australian tandem Destanee Aiava/Lizette Cabrera. Minns and Perez were the fourth seed, Aiava and Cabrera are on the main draw thanks to a wildcard.

Due to the defeat, Minnen misses a duel with Kirsten Flipkens. On Wednesday, alongside the Spanish Sara Sorribes Tormo, she qualified for the second round (quarter-finals) of the doubles in Melbourne.

Minns (WTA 80) lost her first round in singles on Wednesday at the WTA 250 tournament in Melbourne Summer Set 2 (hard court / $239,477). The Russian Kamilla Rakhimova (WTA 120) proved too strong in two sets (7-5 ​​and 7-5).

© BELGA

Gillé and Vliegen lose first game of 2022

Sander Gillé and Joran Vliegen failed to win their first game of the new year on Thursday.

The Belgian doubles duo lost in the second round of the doubles the ATP tournament in the Australian Adelaide (hard/521,000 dollars) after a super tiebreak (4-6, 7-6 (7/5) and 10-7) from the Frenchman Benjamin. Bonzi and the Monegasque Hugo Nys. The match lasted one hour and 44 minutes.

Gillé and Vliegen were the second seed free in the first round.

Zimmermann is in the second round of the doubles

Kimberley Zimmermann has qualified on Thursday, alongside the German Julia Lohoff, for the second round (quarter-finals) of the Melbourne Summer Set 1 (hard $239,477) doubles tournament, a preparation tournament for the Australian Open.

Zimmermann and Lohoff won after one hour and 38 minutes of tennis in a super tiebreak (0-6, 7-6 (7/3) and 10/7) of the Hungarian-Serbian duo Anna Bondar/Aleksandra Krunic. In the last eight they will meet the American tandem Asia Muhammad/Jessica Pegula. In their first round they defeated Alison Van Uytvanck and the Danish Clara Tauson.

.

Previous Post

Shinji Kagawa (ex-Manchester United) on his way to STVV

Next Post

At least three players from Filou Oostende contracted coronavirus in Bosnia-Hezegovina

Related Posts