The 27-year-old defender of the Netherlands had to bow in the third round in her favorite clay for the fort by playing Maria Sakkari. Bertens had enough chances but still lost for the third time in his career against difficult Greek: 6-7 (8) and 3-6. On the other hand, three victories of Bertens.
That Bertens did not win the opening set can easily be called a small miracle. The Dutch failed to hold a 4-1 lead and also failed to salvage four set points. In the tiebreak, she gave a 5-1 lead. Eventually, the world number six had to leave the deciding 8-10 game for their opponents.
In the second set, Bertens quickly made up for a premature break, but then had to return his serve game to the fifty in the world. Bertens never recovered from the break, despite a good number of chances. In fact, the 3-5 Sakkari broke the inhabitant of Breda once again.