Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog on NU.nl.

My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed of all developments at Kiki Bertens' match at Roland Garros.

Lots of fun!



  • Roland Garros

  • Second round

  • Stand in sets:

  • Bertens-Errani 1-1

Roland Garros 2 minutes ago

Set Errani!

1-1 (6-3)



It's unbelievable but true: Errani, who regularly serves underhand, manages to win the set.

It's level again on runway 14.

2 minutes ago

Roland Garros · 5 minutes ago

Break Errani!

3-5 (1-0)



The dramatic serving Errani is now allowed to serve for set win.

Roland Garros · 5 minutes ago

Breakpoint Errani.

Bertens will have to recover.

Roland Garros 6 minutes ago

And Errani also leaves two breakpoints unused.

Bertens turns it into deuce.

Roland Garros · 10 minutes ago

Game Errani.

Bertens leaves six breakpoints unused and sees Errani take a 4-3 lead.

Roland Garros · 10 minutes ago

And again Bertens hits the ball into the net.

Again it is deuce.

10 minutes ago

Roland Garros 11 minutes ago

Breakpoint number six for Bertens ...

Roland Garros 12 minutes ago

No, it is not.

Errani hits everything back and turns it into deuce again.

Bertens will be discouraged.

Roland Garros 12 minutes ago

With a nice ball, Bertens forces her fifth break chance in this game.

Can she cash in on the break now?

Roland Garros 13 minutes ago

Bertens is again unable to cash in on the break.

She hits the ball in the net and it is again deuce.

Roland Garros 13 minutes ago

A fourth breakpoint for Kiki Bertens.

Can the Dutch strike now?

13 minutes ago

Roland Garros · 14 minutes ago

And Errani is also swearing.

There is a lot of renovation on the Roland Garros site and the Italian is suffering from that.

Roland Garros 15 minutes ago

Bertens misses two break opportunities: deuce.

Roland Garros 19 minutes ago

It is a good thing that this umpire cannot understand Dutch.

"What a shitty goodbye", says Kiki Bertens, who is clearly frustrated.

Despite a number of unnecessary mistakes, the Dutch still manages to maintain its service: 3-3.

Roland Garros 25 minutes ago

Sara Errani is the first player to maintain her service turn in this set.

The number one hundred and fifty in the world takes a 3-2 lead against Bertens.

Roland Garros 34 minutes ago

Break Errani!

2-2 (1-0) We



also see a break in the fourth game.

Bertens is now broken again and gives Errani hope.

34 minutes ago

Roland Garros 40 minutes ago

Break Bertens!

2-1 (1-0)



Errani really can't do it anymore and has no idea how to serve.

Bertens takes the break.

Roland Garros 41 minutes ago

Out of desperation, Errani hits another private service in the net.

Bertens can scratch the head that she is not already at a much larger lead here.

Roland Garros 43 minutes ago

Break Errani!

1-1 (1-0)



And just when the match seems over, Bertens makes some mistakes again.

Errani takes maximum advantage and comes back to 1-1.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Break Bertens!

1-0 (1-0)



With a second service behind the baseline, Errani makes a double foul.

Bertens receives the opening game as a gift.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Set Bertens!

1-0 (7-6 (5))



It is a bit changeable, but Kiki Bertens still manages to conquer the first set.

The number eight in the world wins the tiebreaker with 7-5.

an hour ago

Roland Garros one hour ago

Setpoint Bertens.

Errani serves underhand and Bertens immediately punishes that.

Can De Wateringse serve it out?

Roland Garros one hour ago

5-5.

Bertens gives it away with a number of unnecessary errors.

Who will arrive at setpoint?

Roland Garros one hour ago

With a 4-2 lead for Bertens, both tennis players change sides in the tiebreaker.

Errani will be the first to serve again.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Bertens takes the initiative and takes a 3-1 lead in the tiebreak.

Errani seems to have lost it completely.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Marcella Mesker is also in disbelief looking at Errani's fumbling.

Unimaginable: Sara Errani does not get her serve in, toss 4-5 times, time warning, DF, underhand, break, but it is still 6-6 in the first set against Bertens

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Avatar Author Marcella Mesker Moment of places 12: 48 - September 30, 2020

Roland Garros one hour ago

Break Bertens!

6-6



In a bizarre game in which Errani serves twice underhand, Bertens strikes.

The Dutch is not a point and makes it 6-6.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Bizarre this!

Errani does not succeed in throwing the ball upwards at her service and then serves underhand.

Bertens immediately punishes it and takes a 0-30 lead.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Break Errani

5-6



Bertens hands the game to Errani with a double error.

For the second time, the Italian may serve for a set win.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Break Bertens!

5-5



Errani has difficulty throwing the ball upwards and is therefore unable to serve well.

Bertens benefits optimally and makes 5-5 of it.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Bertens is still alive.

De Wateringse comes back to 4-5, but Errani will now have to break to stay in the set.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Break Bertens!

3-5 (0-0)



And out of nowhere Bertens comes back again.

The number five on the placement list is not a point and makes it 3-5.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Break Errani!

2-5 (0-0)



Bertens seemed to recover, but has now lost control over this set again.

Errani may serve for set win.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Serena Williams withdraws for second round match 


Serena Williams is no longer participating in Roland Garros.

The American is withdrawing for an unknown reason for her second round match at the Grand Slam tournament in Paris.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Bertens forfeits four break chances to get the same level.

Errani keeps her service and comes in at 4-2.

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

Bertens continues its good game and maintains its service in a convincing manner.

The number five on the placement list comes back to 2-3, but is still a break behind.

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

Break Bertens!

1-3 (0-0)



And there is the break for Kiki Bertens.

With a number of nice points, she makes it 1-3.

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

The moment when there is a big bang in Paris.

It's not clear exactly what happened, but it may have been an airplane that passed through the sound barrier.

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Explosion in Paris, would go to plane through the sound barrier

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Avatar Author Joost Nederpelt Moment of places 12: 08 - September 30, 2020

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

Break Errani!

0-3 (0-0)



Kiki Bertens also returns her second service.

The number eight in the world is facing a 3-0 deficit.

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

Errani keeps her game without difficulty and takes a 2-0 lead.

Bertens is not comfortable in the game yet.

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

Break Errani!

0-1 (0-0)



Bertens seems somewhat upset after that enormous (fireworks?) Bang.

The Dutch immediately delivers its service and falls behind.

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

A strange moment at the start of the game.

At a stand of 15-30 there is a huge bang near the track of Bertens.

The Dutch waits to serve and laughs at it.

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

Bertens starts serving.

Her second round match against Sara Errani at Roland Garros is underway.

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

Bertens and Errani played against each other five times before and the Dutch never managed to win.

Their last meeting was at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, when Errani won in three sets (4-6, 6-4 and 6-3).

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