June 25, 2024

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Wimbledon ’22 – Qualifying, final round results and notes

LONDON – The final round of qualifying was a go at the Bank of England Sport Ground in Roehampton. They managed to get everything completed despite some rain in the morning.

There were some Aussies – eight of them. Six of them made it through; the only ones who didn’t were Priscilla Hon (who played another Aussie but must have been pretty badly injured to give her a walkover) and Rinky Hijikata.

There were 10 Americans (six of them women). They went 5-5.


The Championships, Wimbledon
Qualifying, final round

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Final results
(Results in alphabetical order)

Men’s qualifying
Final round

[7] Radu Albot (MDA) def Sebastian Ofner (AUT) 26 63 64 75

Enzo Couacaud (FRA) def Dimitar Kuzmanov (BUL)  62 67 (3) 63 62

Couacaud lost in the quarterfinals of the 2012 junior event to eventual champion Filiip Peliwo of Canada.


Couacaud received one main-draw wild card at Roland Garros. Beyond that, he was unsuccessful 16 times in Slam qualifying – six times, he got to the final round including above, losing against John Millman in 2015 – and never made it to the main draw.
Until today.

Christian Harrison (USA) def Daniel Masur (GER) 46 63 57 64 61

(After seven surgeries, Harrison qualified at the 2018 edition, beating his good pal Brayden Schnur in the final. Open Court talked to him afterwards.It was the first time he’d made it on his own without a US Open wild card. On Thursday, he made it for the second time).

[6] Marc-Andrea Huesler (SUI) def Jason Jung (TPE) 75 64 36 36 62

[2] Jason Kubler (AUS) def [24] Elias Ymer (SWE) 63 62 64

It’s a second Wimbledon main draw for Kubler, who made it in 2018.

Lukas Klein (AUT) def [26] Andreas Seppi (ITA) 61 67 (3) 76 (5) 76 (4) 

Nicola Kuhn (GER) def Rinky Hijikata (AUS) 64 36 75 76 (4)

[32] Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) def Zsombor Piros (HUN) 76 (3) 62 46 76 (0)

Kukushkin, 34, will be playing his 11th Wimbledon, the first time he’s made it through qualifying in only the second time in his career – since his first visit in 2008) he had to go through qualifyin. Here he is in doubles in 2014.

Maximilian Marterer (GER) def Nicolas Moreno De Alboran (USA) 76 (2) 76 (11) 63

[23] Dennis Novak (AUT) def [3] Stefan Kozlov (USA) 75 64 57 36 63

[30] Max Purcell (AUS) def [13] Nuno Borges (POR) 36 76 (3) 64 76 (5)

Alexander Ritschard (SUI) def Duje Ajdukovic (CRO) 63 57 64

Lukas Rosol (CZE) def Renzo Olivo (ARG) 76 (5) 76 (4) 64

Currently ranked No. 278 at age 36, this is Rosol’s 14th trip to Wimbledon (he’s seen above in 2014). After losing in the first round of qualifying his first time attempts, he stunned the planet in 2012 – a decade ago – with a contentious second-round upset over Rafael Nadal.

[14] Jack Sock (USA) def [21] Hugo Grenier (FRA) 75 75 64

Sock has won the doubles twice: in 2014 with Vasek Pospisil – above – and in 2018 with Mike Bryan. He was in the qualifying for the first time since his first visit in 2013 – a fate he could have avoided had he win the Ilkley final last week to earn a main-draw wild card. But he made it.

Andrea Vavassori (ITA) def [4] Zdenek Kolar (CZE) 67 (5) 76 (4) 61 76 (5)

[1] Bernabe Zapata Miralles (ESP) def Salvatore Caruso (ITA) 64 67 (5) 63 63

Women’s qualifying
Final round

Emina Bektas (USA) def [16] Fiona Ferro (FRA) 64 64

[3] Mirjam Bjorklund (SWE) def Maria Carle (ARG) 76 (2) 67 (5) 61

Disappointed in the final round of qualifying at the 2022 Australian Open, Bjorklund stepped it up and made the main draw both at Roland Garros earlier in the month, and now at Wimbledon for the first time.

Louisa Chirico (USA) def Kathinka Von Deichmann (LIE) 63 67 (6) 61

Louisa Chirico, seen here in 2016 in Australia, played WImbledon that year as well. This is her first time back at SW 19 since then.

Maja Chwalinska (POL) def [2] Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 36 63 64

Chwalinska, 20, left the game a year ago to get her mental health back on track. A year later, she qualifies for her first Grand Slam singles main draw. The 20-year-old is seen here with partner Iga Swiatek (you might have heard of her); they were runners-up to Bianca Andreescu and Carson Branstine in the 2017 Australian Open junior girls doubles championship.

[28] Fernanda Contreras Gomez (ESP) def Timea Babos (HUN) 63 16 62

Jana Fett (CRO) def Katarina Zavatska (UKR) 36 63 63 

In her fourth qualifying try – she’s seen here losing in the first round of the Qs to Daria Kasatkina in 2018 – Fett qualifies for her first main draw.

Jaimee Fourlis (AUS) def Jessika Ponchet (FRA) 64 64

Catherine Harrison (USA) def [15] Yue Yuan (CHN) 61 76 (3)

Zoe Hives (AUS) def Priscilla Hon (AUS) WALKOVER

[9] Mai Hontama (JPN) def Lulu Sun (SUI) 67 (9) 62 63

[5] Maddison Inglis (AUS) def Natalija Stevanovic (SRB) 76 (2) 26 62

[6] Katarzyna Kawa (POL) def [26] Leolia Jeanjean (FRA) 75 62

McHale, seen here posing for fans with Jelena Ostapenko in 2016, will play her 11th consecutive Wimbledon. It was her second time getting through the qualifying; her best result came 10 years ago, a third round.

Christina McHale (USA) def [14] Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove (NED) 76 (3) 75 

[21] Nastasja Schunk (GER) def Danielle Lao (USA) 61 63

[10] Astra Sharma (AUS) def [31] Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva (AND) 36 62 63

Wickmayer, seen here in 2010, played 12 straight Wimbledons from 2008-19. After a maternity leave, this is her first time back since then.

Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) def. [23] Su Jeong Jang (KOR) 61 64

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