Katie Boulter She made a bold show against Ashlyn Krueger, but was unable to serve the match as she was defeated in the second qualifying round. French Open.

Boulter joins on a tough day for Brits trying to qualify for Roland Garros main draw harriet dartsFran Jones, Liam BroadyRyan Peniston and Jan Choinski lost in Paris on Wednesday.

That means only Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund and Jack Draper will fly the British flag in the second major race of 2023 after Andy Murray’s withdrawal and Emma Raducanu’s recent fitness woes.

Boutler had finished 24th for qualifying but lost to Krueger 2-6 6-2 6-7 (6) after a long battle.

The American’s Krueger captured the opener before Boulter leveled up again, but quickly found himself trailing 5-2 in the third set.

Brit number three struggled to get through four games in a row to give him a chance to serve and advance to the final qualifying round, but Krueger forced the tiebreak.

Back then, the Missouri teenager who beat Lily Miyazaki on Tuesday mustered up her courage to set up her third qualifying round match with Storm Sanders.

Boulter’s British hopeful friend Jones saw his desire to make his first French Open appearance come to an end after he was forced to retire during his match with Ylena In-Albon.

Jones, who has a congenital condition with three thumbs on each hand, three toes on one foot and four on the other, was in tears as he had to retire at the age of 4 due to a shoulder injury. -1 down in the first set.

Darts also came out of the second qualifying round after losing to France’s Elsa Jacquemot 1-6, 6-1, 6-2.

This meant that the trio joined. Heather Watson, Katie SwanAs Sonay Kartal and Miyazaki failed to qualify for the French Open, no English women will participate in the singles event at Roland Garros.

British man number five Broady also suffered a ground defeat on Wednesday, but only got it after a back-and-forth skirmish with Emilio Nava.

Broady lost an equal opener before responding stylishly to apply a bagel to Nava in second place. American Nava regrouped anyway, clinching third, advancing 6-4 0-6 6-3.

World number 191 Peniston was another third-place finisher after losing 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 to Romanian eighth-seeded Radu Albot.

Meanwhile, Choinski lost to Sebastian Ofner 3-6, 6-4, 6-0.