Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 158) has not been able to qualify for the second round of the Australian Open. They lost against the American Sachia Vickery (WTA 123) in three sets: 6-2, 4-6 and 4-6. The match lasted 1 hour and 51 minutes.
“I have the loss only have myself to thank. The only thing that Sachia Vickery did, was the ball in the ground.” That said Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 159) after Monday, the worst should have mine in Melbourne against Sachia Vickery (WTA 123). They lost with 2-6, 6-4 and 6-4 in the first round against the Us. The Liege of 24 years had however the match in hands.
“I have had the opportunity not seized. I always had the second round should achieve,” said Bonaventure, with red through the eyes, after her defeat. “I played a very good first set and then she has it all done to the rhythm to break. They took all the time between the points, she called the physiotherapist and said that she was injured, and so on. That has me frustrated and has me off my game removed. In the third set, took the stress comes to the fore. I was leading 3-2, 40-15, afterwards 15-40 at 3-3, but I’m in a hurry and made many mistakes.”
“She has played very well. It is a pity, because my tennis was better and there was space,” said Bonaventure. She hopes that the loss of her good elan will not break with which they started the year. “It is hard to stay positive. I hope the next time better will be able to cope, even though I have all the mental coaches of Belgium and the Netherlands, already consulted. It was my first grand slam tournament. I have beautiful things to show and I know that there are still a few small details are missing. I hope that I will be able to confirm.”
The Belgian came Friday in Melbourne through the qualifications for the first time in her career, for the main table of a grand slam tournament. Bonaventure (24) and Vickery (23) were once before facing each other. In 2016, won the U.s. all at the tournament of Las Vegas (hard court) with 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) 6-3.
In addition to Bonaventure also play Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 49) and Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 51) today, with the women.