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Bonaventure sues after tripping at the Australian Open: “Conditions were not grand slam worthy”

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Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 164) will not be on the main table of the Australian Open fame. They lost Saturday in the second qualifying round of the Serbian Ivana Jorovic (WTA 280). After 1 hour and 25 minutes was the 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) final standings on the scoreboard. The match was a time stalled by the rain.

After her loss denounced Bonaventure the organisation at the Australian Open for the way that with the players was handled. “These were not circumstances a grandslam worthy. It is outrageous how they have handled. It’s unbelievable. Friday morning we met at 8 o’clock to the second round of play.”

“Eventually we got to 22h30 to hear that we were allowed to. We had to wait all day. Today the weather was the same up to 17 hours. I’m not the only one who wasn’t as normal considers. But well, we were all in the same boat. Today, I’ve just not played very well.”

The rain had to Bonaventure and Jorovic their party indoor finishing in the National Tennis Centre. After 1 hour and 24 minutes to put out Jorovic the victory with a 6-4 and 7-6 (8/6) in the bag. “The surface is indoor was much too slow”, went to Bonaventure further. “In addition, I didn’t have the good legs today. I have not bad saved but my returns were insufficient. She was more solid. I have in the beginning of the year a few good tournaments, played in Auckland. There is to me little to be blamed for. Today was a difficult match but I’ve sure fought hard. Hopefully at the next tournament better.”

The 23-year-old from Liège, was never place for the main table of a grand slam tournament. Earlier Yanina Wickmayer (WTA 117) gewipt in the qualifications. Elise Mertens (WTA 36), Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 73) and Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 78) in Melbourne directly on the main table.

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