Without a gloss but with a smooth success started Angelique Kerber in the Australian Open. While the winner of 2016 when 6:2, 6:2 was enough against the Slovenian Polona Hercog in a solid performance to move into the second round, experienced Julia Görges to the Tournament kick-off on Monday is a big disappointment. The German number two was away against American Danielle Collins, just two points from victory and lost but still 6:2, 6:7 (5:7), 4:6. Thus, Görges failed as the first of the six German ladies.
Later, Andrea gave Petkovic at 7:6 (7:3), 3:4 and 30-to-40 against the Rumanian Irina-Camelia Begu. On a day with temperatures of over 30 degrees in Melbourne, Petkovic seemed to be suffering from circulatory problems, or dizziness. It was first minutes on the court and could sit only with the help of others in an upright position on a chair. As the Darmstadt could go back, congratulated them Begu and did not continue the game.
Constant Match of Kerber
Kerber showed the 72-minute Start in Melbourne satisfied. “All in All it was a good, consistent Match,” said the Wimbledon champion. “I have used at the beginning a bit to find my rhythm. The first rounds are always difficult for me. In the second set, I felt a bit more liberated.“
In tight situations in the world helped ranked 92. on the Kerber was against page often with errors, so that in the Rod-Laver-Arena-ultimately never in danger. In the second round of the Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia waiting for this Wednesday, so far, only the 195. in the world rankings, the 30-year-old number two in the world.
Görges victory out of the Hand
Julia Görges failed before, for the first Time in ten years in their first game in Melbourne, and there, for only the second Time in round one. With the title defence at the tournament in Auckland, the season for last year’s Wimbledon semi-finalist had yet to perfect. “The disappointment is there, is clear. Of the first two sets, I can say that I played a good Match, which I have given, unfortunately, out of Hand,“ said Görges. “In Auckland I have managed to turn this Match and for me to decide, and there are also moments, as it happens.”
The world ranking list 13. the action against the at rank 35-run Collins had a set of long handle. In the second pass, the 30-Year-old from a 1:4 residue made a 6:5 lead. Then you missed it but to finish the Match with an ACE. A Forehand that would have brought two of the match balls that landed Out of play. “Some days you don’t fly in, some fly in,” she said. The health had to be easily tarnished Görges, after losing the Tiebreak in the third set. The error rate increased in the midday heat, the chance of recovery was not defective, after 2:24 hours of arbitration in the Margaret Court Arena. The powerful and passionate acting, Collins was the first to the second round in one of the four most important Tennis tournaments.