Due to the rain, the program in ‘S-Hertogenbosch was particularly disrupted, both for the men and for the women.
This first day on the side of ‘S-Hertogenbosch, in the Netherlands, ended, almost as quickly as it started. Indeed, due to the rain, the program was more than turned upside down and almost entirely postponed to this Tuesday. Despite everything, some players and other players did manage to pass between the drops. For men, this was the case only for one encounter. In effect, in just 55 short minutes of play, the Frenchman Hugo Gaston, 66th player in the world, had quietly disposed of the South Korean Soonwoo Kwon, 75th player in the world, in two sets (6-2, 6-1). Also for the men, the rain was so upsetting that some qualifying matches could not even be completed. This is the case for two of them. The one that opposes the Australian Matthew Ebden, 432nd player in the world, to the Belgian Zizou Bergs, 168th player in the world and seeded n°7. Before the interruption, the score was then 2-1 30-30 in favor of the Australian. As for the second and last of these meetings, it opposes the Frenchman Gilles Simon, 134th player in the world and seeded n°4, to the German Julien Lenz, 299th player in the world. Before the interruption, the score was then 4-3 in favor of the Habs.
Same with the ladies
As for the main draw, only one other match had been able to start. The German Dominik Koepfer, 96th player in the world, was then led 3-1 by the Pole Kamil Majchrzak, 81st player in the world. Also scheduled for Monday, the meetings between the American Jenson Brooksby, 34th player in the world and seeded n°8, and the Dutchman Jesper De Jong, 171st player in the world and beneficiary of a width card, and between the Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor, 56th world player, and the Slovenian Aljaz Bedene, 161st world player, could not start. For the ladies, the qualifications have been completed. As for the main draw, the Russian Anna Kalinskaya, 86th player in the world, had time to beat the Dutchman Suzan Lamens, 173rd player in the world, in two sets (7-6 (5), 6-3) and 1h42 of play. A match had started, between the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, 30th player in the world and seeded n°7 and the Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska, 80th player in the world, who then led 2-2 40-15 before the interruption. On the other hand, three other meetings never started. Those opposing the Russian Vitalia Diatchenko, 113th world player to the American Shelby Rogers, 42nd world player, the American Ann Li, 68th world player, to the Russian Liudmila Samsonova, 28th world player and seeded n°5, and the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, 6th player in the world and seeded n°1, to the Ukrainian Kateryna Baindl, 142nd player in the world.