Kirsten Flipkens, Wednesday, all was eliminated in the second round in singles at the Australian Open, Thursday is also disabled in the doubles.
In the opening match at the Melbourne Park was the Belgian duo with Italian Francesca Schiavone, who in 2010 Rolland Garros won. They were beaten by the sixth seed, the Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski, and the Chinese Xu Yifan. In 1 hour and 2 minutes it was 6-3 and 6-2.
Flipkens (WTA 47 in doubles) and Schiavone (WTA 168) are out in the first round.
In singles, they were, respectively, switched off in the second and first round. Wednesday underwent Flipkens the law of the strongest against the Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova (WTA 21) in three sets.
The preparation of Flipkens at the Australian Open this year was not ideal. By inflammation at the shoulder, and she couldn’t complete training program, finishing in Melbourne.