Bertens back, at home and a little lighter

When we last saw Kiki Bertens, she was waiting for Roger Federer to finish his press conference in Paris, trying not to hurl.

The world No. 4, a pre-Roland Garros favorite, had to retire during her second-round match with a case of gastro. Imagine how differently the women’s event might have played out.

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It took another five days before she ate. And she dropped nearly five pounds, Bertens said at the draw ceremony in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. 

The home-country favorite is the top seed and easily dispatched good friend and former doubles partner Johanna Larsson in the first round Tuesday.

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