ROEHAMPTON, June 27, 2017
There weren’t many matches completed on day two of the Wimbledon Qualifying but Antonia Lottner was one of the lucky few who dodged the rain. The women stepped into action at the Roehamption Tennis Centre on Tuesday and the 20-year-old from Germany rallied past Dalma Galfi of Hungary, winning 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 in one hour and 36 minutes.
Lottner will next take on Nigina Abduraimova from Uzbekistan. Austrian Barbara Haas defeated Irina Bara of Romania 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 37 minutes to face Slovenian Polona Hercog in the second round. The Maribor native knocked out ninth seed Taylor Townsend from the United States, winning 7-6, 6-3 in one hour and 35 minutes.
It was only Hercog’s second tournament since last year’s US Open, having fallen in the second round of the Roland Garros Qualifying.
“Yeah I had three big injuries and surgeries for my appendix so it’s been going well lately,” Hercog said. “I’m just really happy to be back on court, it’s a privilege. I had the scapula (shoulder blade) stress fracture, then I had some patella problems on my left knee and then I had a torn ligament on my right wrist so yeah, it’s been pretty hard.”
Qualifying resumes at 11am local time on Wednesday.
Photo Gallery Q-Day 2 (by Brigitte Urban):