title candidate Angelique Kerber has adopted a noise eighth-final defeat at the Australian Open. The winner of 2016 had to oppose the American Danielle Collins in the 0:6, 2:6 on Sunday in Melbourne. The Tennis world rank list Second had missed in the past year, just the final and repeated in the summer, then the Wimbledon title. After the 31-year-old North German only Alexander Zverev is of the once 13 German starters. Hamburg denies this Monday will be the second round against canadian Milos Raonic.

“I tried to do everything. Nothing came together easily. It’s one of those days,“ said Kerber. “I’m just not responding, I came in my game. My charge from the beginning was not so good.“ Their Conqueror, they had beaten in the previous year on grass is clear, it acknowledged one of the best games in their career.

From the beginning, the world ranking of 35 turned out to be. Collins as an opponent of a different class than Kerbers previous three Opponents from the posterior regions of the world rank list. On a beautiful, not too hot summer day, the 25-year-old American dictated in her first Grand Slam second round and was only seven minutes 3:0 in the Margaret Court Arena in front. There, they had switched off on the first day of the tournament, the German number two, Julia Görges with her hard Groundstrokes. That was their first success ever in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament.

in the game

Kerber had previously declared that her opponent “games hopp or topp”, but was able to initially align, and was also with two double-faults her first serve game found. The next was the 0:4, up to then, Kerber had made just four points. 9:27, the balance sheet was at the end of just a 20-minute set that Kerber has finished with a forehand error.

After that, she briefly left the room to collect himself. With a “Come on” fired you after the first won the ball, with another after the Break to make it 1:0. Collins countered in between, after a successful stop ball with a much louder “Come on” and attacked Kerbers to weak serve more uncompromising.

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After the 1:2 know-setback flew on the way to the Bank of the racket, there was a warning. After the next error scolded Kerber on court: “I catch no Ball, no Ball!” Then the winner of three Grand Slam titles, showed that they wanted to go further into the field. But Collins gave her little opportunity, sent the favourite to continue from one corner to the other, and a scattered short balls and net attacks. After the 2:2-all and you moved away again, with a successful stop, ended after only 56 minutes, the unexpectedly one-sided match.