The Curious Case of Elise Mertensís R1 Opponent
Elise Mertens, the 1st seed in Luxembourg, was drawn against Kozlova in the first round of Luxembourg.
1) Kozlova injured herself in Linz and therefore withdrew after the draw was made
2) Bonaventure stepped in the draw as a LL, but had to withdraw yesterday due to left shoulder injury
3) Voegele stepped in to replace her, despite giving a w/o in the final qualifying round, only to withdraw officially 30 minutes before the match due to abdominal pain
4) Schoofs stepped in, despite losing in 2nd round of qualifying (out of 3), as Ruse was no longer on site and Voracova has her doubles match coming in about an hour.
Which basically means Mertens changed 4 opponents before even stepping onto the court, surely some sort of record.