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Australian Open all over for Kirsten Flipkens: no chance at all against White-Russian

For Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 50) is the Australian Open to quickly forget. The 33-year-old Kempense had in the first round after barely an hour of tennis in two short sets (6-1, 6-1) packing against the belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich (WTA 31).

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Flipkens lost immediately her first opslagspelletje and set the tone for a disappointing first set. Sasnovich dominated and redeemed already after 21 minutes for her first set, 6-1. Also in the second set had our compatriot her first opslagspelletje return. Sasnovich remained lord and master and had enough on her first wedstrijdpunt to the party to serve, again with 6-1.

Flipkens takes in Melbourne, on the side of the Swedish Johanna Larsson, also participated in the doubles. The duo, the thirteenth seed, meets Wednesday in the first round of the Swiss-Russian tandem Timea Bacsinszky/Vera Zvonareva.

Earlier in the day lost kwalificatiespeelster Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 159) her duel in the first round against the American Sachia Vickery (WTA 123). Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 52) currently, the Danish Caroline Wozniacki (WTA 3).

(belga)

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