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.
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.