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Belgian tête-à-tête in qualification Australian Open

Ruben Bemelmans (ATP 116), and Kimmer Coppejans (ATP 216) to look each other in the eyes in the first qualifying round for the Australian Open. In total try seven Belgians through the qualifications the main table to achieve.

The men also Arthur De Greef (ATP 200) in action. The Brussels open at the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (ATP 106), the second seed of the qualifications. David Goffin (ATP 22) and Steve Darcis (ATP 315) are on the main table.

Four Belgian women perform in the qualifications. Yanina Wickmayer (WTA 126) on the container against the Slovenian Kaja Juvan (WTA 180), while Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 158) the British Naomi Broady (WTA 257). Kimberley Zimmermann (WTA 244) opens against Croatia’s Tereza Mrdeza (WTA 218), Maryna Zanevska (WTA 219) looks to slot the Argentine Nadia Podoroska (STA 304) in the eyes. Elise Mertens (WTA 12), Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 49) and Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 51) may directly format for the main table.

Both men and women need three qualifying rounds to survive for a spot in the main table to secure. (belga)

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