Gijs Brouwer hopes to qualify for the US Open, the last major tournament of the year, later on Friday. The 26-year-old Dutchman, born in Texas, will compete with Britain’s Paul Job.
De Jong’s match against Delbonis in the third set was halted 5-3 to the Argentine due to rain. After a delay of more than an hour, the game resumed. De Jong (22) was no longer able to win the match.
Susan Lammins and Ariane Hartono were eliminated in the first and second rounds of the playoffs, respectively. Botic van de Zandschulp, Tallon groenpoor, Tim van Rijthoven and Arantxa Rus were all accepted directly into New York based on their positions in the world rankings.
Van Reethoven opens
Among the Dutch participants in the US Open, Tim van Reethoven will be the first to take action on Monday. Van Reethoven will play the first game at Court 6 at 11am US time (5pm in the Netherlands). The 25-year-old from Brabant, who made quite a splash during her turf season by winning the ATP Championship at Rosmalen and reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon, will meet the qualifiers in the first round.
Boutique Van de Zandschulp and Arantxa Ross are scheduled to take part on Monday on the opening day of the US Grand Slam. Van de Zandschul, 21, will play the third game of the day on Court 8. He will also play a qualifier. Van de Zandschulp remains active at Winston-Salem, where he will appear in the semi-finals on Friday. Ross, the only Dutch player in the women’s tournament, will play match four on streak 5. The 31-year-old Westland will compete against American Shelby Rogers, ranked 31st in the standings list.
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, the world number 1 and the men’s defending champion, opened the program at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday. Serena Williams plays her first evening game. For the 40-year-old American, winner of 23 Grand Slam titles, the US Open may be her last.
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