The German Tennis line-up at the Australian Open is getting smaller and smaller. On the fourth day of the tournament Philipp Kohlschreiber undMaximilian Marterer resigned after Laura siegemund in the second round.

Marterer had to be on Thursday the 28 seeded Frenchman Lucas Pouille with 6:7 (8:10), 6:7 (8:10), 7:5, 4:6 beaten. In the first two rounds of the Franke forgave each set of balls.

Kohlschreiber was defeated in a hard-fought Match, the Portuguese João Sousa 5:7, 6:4, 6:7 (4:7), 7:5, 4:6. Kohlschreiber had to give Sousa a muggy-hot day after 4:18 hours to beat. A Supplement loss to 1:2 in the fifth set, and a missed opportunity, to the 4:4 compensate, leading to the decision. To the beginning of the fourth set, the match for more than an hour was interrupted due to rain, even then, there were always breaks, because it dribbled.

Laura Siegemund failed, as the penultimate of the six German Tennis ladies in the second round. After the 3:6, 4:6 against the world rankings-27. Hsieh Su-Wei from Taiwan is Angelique Kerber in Melbourne in round three. The Wimbledon champion meets on Friday to the German morning time in the last game of the day in the Rod Laver Arena on the Australian outsider Kimberly Birrell. Before the victory of the mouth were already excreted Julia Görges (Bad Oldesloe/no 14), Andrea Petkovic (Darmstadt, Germany), Mona Barthel (Neumünster) and Tatjana Maria (Bad Saulgau).

victory mouth can eight break balls

Two days after her surprising success against the former world ranked First Victoria Asarenka from Belarus, was unable to win the mouth of this performance. Against the 33-year-old Hsieh, who she knows well from common double performances, was a victory mouth after only seven minutes already 0:3. Against the very constant active Asian the 30-Year-old too many errors to make it to 2016, for the second Time in the last 32 of the Australian Open. Alone eight Break points, and had victory the mouth. She leaned her after the 2:5 in the second set against this, however, after 93 minutes, you had to give in to the last year’s eighth-finalist beaten.

“However, the tournament, for me, was a great success. If the disappointment has set, I will see that it was a big step forward,“ said victory mouth, to now a conversation with Jens Gerlach waits. The Fed Cup team boss needs after the cancellation of Kerber and Görges urgent players for the match in Braunschweig against Belarus (9./10. February). “Basically, I’m interested in the Fed Cup,” said victory mouth.

According to a 2017 cruciate ligament rupture Siegemund tried since their return to old Form. Currently, the Swabian is the number 110 in the world rankings, but is expected to make a step forward.