Kiki Bertens ends career with first-round loss at Tokyo Olympics

After struggling with injuries over the past year, the former world No 4 and 10-time WTA singles titlist played the final match of her career at the Tokyo Olympics

Kiki Bertens at Doha in 2020
  • What happened: 16th seed Kiki Bertens was defeated by Czech Marketa Vondrousova 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in the first round of the women’s singles event at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday
  • Why it matters: This was Bertens’ final tournament before retirement. The Dutchwoman peaked at No 4 in the world rankings in 2019. Bertens ends her career with 10 WTA singles titles, the biggest of them being the Madrid Open title in 2019. She also reached the semi-finals of the French Open in 2016 and the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 2018.
  • Key stat: Bertens won 94 points in the one-hour, 56-minute contest as compared to 85 points for Vondrousova but it was the Czech woman who came away the winner
  • Other key information: The conditions were extremely hot at the Ariake Tennis Park on Saturday with temperatures reaching 33 degrees Celsius in Tokyo.
  • What next : Vondrousova, a former French Open runner-up, will next meet either Alison Riske or Mihaela Buzarnescu in the second round in Tokyo
  • Other key results so far: Swiatek (6) beats Barthel (6-2, 6-2); Krejickova (8) beats Diyas 5-2 (retd.), Pavlyuchenkova (13) beats Errani 6-0, 6-1, Sakkari (14) beats Kontaveit 7-5, 6-2, Rybakina (15) beats Stosur (6-4, 6-2),
  • The draw for the women’s singles event at the Tokyo Olympics is updated live here at this link
  • If you have further questions on related to the tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics, hopefully you can find that information here

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