Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 183) Sunday for the third and final qualifying round of the WTA tournament in New Zealand Auckland (hard/ $ 250,000). On new year’s eve she took out the two short sets of the British Katie Boulter (WTA 200): two times 6-1 in just 44 minutes.
In the first round, Bonaventure already too strong for the Dutch Richel Hogenkamp (WTA 106), the second seed in the qualifications. For a place on the main table, she will take the Monday against thuisspeelster Arina Rodionova (WTA 120), the sixth seed in this qualifications. In the only previous game between both players drew Rodionova in 2014 in Japan at the longest end.
Maryna Zanevska (WTA 171) was killed earlier in the first qualifying round in New Zealand. They went 6-4 and 6-3 down against the Swiss Conny Perrin (WTA 197).
Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 75) and Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 76) are directly on the main table. Flipkens will find in the opening round, the Croatian eighth seed Donna Vekic (WTA 54). In their four mutual confrontations lost Flipkens have never. Van Uytvanck opens her season with a match against the Slovenian Poland Hercog (WTA 101), with 2-0 leads in the mutual duels. As the two Belgian players in the first round to survive, they play against each other in the second round.