Monday, May 28, 2012
Roland Garros Day 2: Bertens
Player: Kiki Bertens
Current Ranking: 89
Today's Result: lost to Christina McHale (USA) in three sets
Photo via Kiki Bertens Tennis
It's Dutch Appreciation Week here at The Squid. In March, Bertens went through qualifying to reach the main draw of the tournament in Fes, Morocco. She won her first round match, the first WTA-level win of her career. She then went on to win the whole tournament! She qualified in Paris, too, though with a top 100 ranking, she won't have to go through qualifying at Slams much longer. This was her first Slam main draw.
Golden Squid Report
Tobias Kamke - There's no shame in losing to Roger Federer (Switzerland, 3rd seed), the very definition of a lousy first round draw for nearly a decade now. Still Kamke's made it to the second round in Paris each of the past two years. So, his ranking will take a hit - albeit a small one - with today's first round loss. Wimbledon is his best Slam, though. He reached the third round in 2010. Perhaps he has a chance for a decent run if the draw gods should smile upon him.