Laura Siegemund has won her first Grand Slam Match since August 2016 and Angelique Kerber in the second round of the Australian Open. The 30-Year-old from Metzingen, which had fought after a cruciate ligament rupture for months, to the port in Melbourne against the two-time tournament winner Wiktoria Asarenka (Belarus) 6:7 (5:7), 6:4, 6:2 .
This victory mouth, missed first in the Tiebreak of the first Set. She then repeated in the second pass, a 2:4, and managed against the Australian Open champion from 2012 and 2013 still the turn. According to 2:42 hours turned Siegemund their first match ball. On Thursday, the world ranking list 110. on Hsieh Su-Wei from Taiwan.
victory mouth is at the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, only due to the so-called “Protected Rankings” in the main field, it should protect you after a serious knee injury before slipping in the Ranking. “It was a hard way,” said victory mouth, which was once the number 27 in the world.
debacle for Tatjana Maria
Tatjana Maria was after the 0:6, 2:6 against Serena Williams so disappointed that they got prior to their Bank’s damp eyes. The Fed Cup player was overwhelmed against the seven-time champion of the circumstances. “Somehow everything came together. You tense even more,“ said the 31-year-old Maria. “You wish to be in the Film. So blatant, it never was.“
The number 74 in the world rankings played in the 15,000-seat Rod Laver Arena in her first duel with Serena Williams totally cramped and made in the first sentence, only five points. Only 13 percent of the first serves came into the field. To 1:3 in the second sentence of the first Game succeeded then, Maria has also suggested then that you can much play better. However, after only 49 minutes, the match of the two in Florida living mothers was already over. On the network, the congratulations consolation of Serena Williams for a neighbor, Maria, who seemed to be at the Exit of the Arena close to tears. “She is such a nice person. Our daughters play together,“ said the American.
Mona Barthel (Neumünster), which was 3:6, 1:6 against the at Position 13 seeded Latvian Anastasija Sevastova chance is Eliminated. Overall, had qualified six German players for the Australian Open, only Kerber and victory mouth remained after the first round. The worst balance sheet in 2005, as only Anna-Lena Grönefeld had survived the opening match.