£623 per minute! Brit hopeful Harriet Dart is knocked out of the French Open in the first round, losing 6-0, 6-2 to Martina Trevisan… but she does take a £53,000 pay-out in prize money for just 85 minutes’ work!
- Harriet Dart lost 6-0 6-2 to Italy’s Martina Trevisan in French Open first round
- 25-year-old was on course for the dreaded double bagel but claimed two games
- Dart will receive prize money of £53,000 for her 85 minutes’ work in the match
Britain’s Harriet Dart crashed out in the first round of the French Open – but prize money of £53,000 for her 85 minutes of work softened the blow.
The 25-year-old from London lost 6-0 6-2 to Italy’s Martina Trevisan at Roland Garros, narrowly avoiding the dreaded double bagel on her debut in the main draw there.
Dart suffered that ignominy when she was defeated by Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open back in 2019 and no doubt feared a repeat when trailing 6-0 3-0.
Harriet Dart exited in the French Open first round but received £53,000 in prize money
The British player lost in two sets to Martina Trevisan at Roland Garros on Monday
But she managed to retrieve a couple of games before losing the match in one hour and 25 minutes, equating to £623 of prize money for every minutes she was on the court.
Trevisan arrived in Paris in good form, having last week won the Morocco Open in Rabat by defeating top seed Garbine Muguruza in the final and that momentum continued here.
Dart was on court for 85 minutes and earned the equivalent of £623 for each minute
Dart achieved a career-high singles world ranking of No 99 back in March, entering the WTA top 100 for the first time.
She had failed to qualify for the main draw at the French Open in each of the past two years.
Emma Raducanu and Cameron Norrie are among the others Britons in action during a busy Monday schedule in the French capital.
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