David Goffin was immediately eliminated from the Miami Open. The number thirteen in the world went there in the second round, in the first round the native of Liège was the eighth seed free, against James Duckworth (ATP 104). The 29-year-old Australian won 6-3 and 6-1. Elise Mertens (WTA 17) was not surprised. She beat Katie Boulter (WTA 319) in straight sets.
Goffin quickly faced a 3-0 deficit. He fought back, but had to leave the first set to Duckworth. In the second set, the 30-year-old from Liège did not appear in the play. After 1 hour and 17 minutes, the Miami adventure was over.
Mertens does continue
Elise Mertens (WTA 17) is in the third round. Our Belgian number one in the ladies fought back after a difficult start against Katie Boulter (WTA 319). It became 6-4 and 6-1. Our compatriot will meet Estonian Anett Kontaveit (WTA 24) or Romanian Sorana Cirstea (WTA 66) in the next round.
The 25-year-old Mertens also doubles in Miami. In the first round, the Limburgian will meet the German Angelique Kerber and Romanian Simona Halep alongside the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka. Mertens and Sabalenka, who won the doubles at the Australian Open at the beginning of this year, are the first seed in Miami.
Flipkens is also out in doubles
Kirsten Flipkens was unable to qualify for round three in singles yesterday and is now also out in doubles. Flipkens lost in the first round to the side of the American Coco Vandeweghe against the Ukrainian Lyudmyla Kichenok and the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in 3-6, 6-2 and 10/6 in the super tiebreak.