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Van Uytvanck knokt in three sets to second round in Eastbourne

Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 46) on Monday laboriously placed for the second round of the WTA tournament in Eastbourne (grass/…). The Grimbergen knocked in her first duel, the Australian Samantha Stosur (WTA 86), that an invitation received from the organization, after two hours and 42 minutes of tennis in three sets (5-7, 7-6 (7/3) and 6-3).

The 24-year-old Van Uytvanck showed in the first set with a 5-1 lead from the hands slipped and lost the set with 7-5. In the two following sets set – although with difficulty – in order to (7-6 (7/3) and 6-3). Van Uytvanck in the second round in Eastbourne against the Russian Daria Kasatkina (WTA 14), the seventh seed, who, as coach Philippe Dehaes.

Elise Mertens (WTA 15) was free in the first round. They will find in the second round, the Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova (WTA 57). Mertens jonathan in Eastbourne, again, on the side of the Dutch Demi Schuurs. In the first round affects the tandem of the Low Countries is already the first seed, the Czech women Sestina Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova. Mertens and Schuurs lost on Sunday-the dubbelfinale in Birmingham.

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