Kim Clijsters’ long-awaited return to this season’s tour ended with the defeat of the first round at the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic on Monday. Hsieh Su-wei defeated the Belgian who received the wildcard in the main draw 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in 2 hours 18 minutes.
After winning the court, a Chinese Taipei player said: Outside the courtroom, she was very kind, very polite, very kind, and I always liked her very much.
I’m very excited to play her. I’m lucky I didn’t play her 10 years ago! This was the first time two players had played with each other. There is no previous world. One, who revived professional tennis in 2020, lost all four games played in 2020 and 2021.
Meanwhile, in the second round in a windy city, She will face the sixth seed, Ons Jabeur.
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Clijsters’ compatriot Kirsten Flipkens also crashed in the first round.
10-seeded American Danielle Collins defeated the Belgian in the main draw 6-4, 6-2 in 1 hour and 21 minutes. In the second round, Collins will face Misaki Doi. The Japanese defeated Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7 (4) and 6-3 in 3 hours and 5 minutes in the first round.
Collins’ fellow American and ninth seed, Jessica Pegra, also entered the second round. Pegula kicked Polish qualifier Magdalena Fletsch 6-3, 6-0 in the 66th minute. As a place for the third round, Pegula will face Andrea Petkovic.
The Germans defeated Belarus’ lucky loser Olga Govortsova 6-2, 6-2 in the first round. Veronika Kudermetova, who was seeded 12th in Chicago, replaced her in the second round. Kudermetova passed the Russian derby in 2 hours and 27 minutes against qualifiers Anna Kalinskaya 7-6 (8), 4-6 and 6-2.
In the second round, Kudermetova will face American qualifying Lauren Davis or Brazil’s Beatrice Hadad Maia. Ariaksandra Sasnovich reached the second round of the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic after his opponent, the American Madison Keys, retired during the match with a shoulder injury.
At the time of Keys’ retirement, Sasnovich was leading 6-4, 2-0. At the Round of 16 location, Sasnovich will face fifth seed Elena Ribakina.
– Tennis Sports
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