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Tennis at Wimbledon: Kerber continues, Niemeyer with a big surprise

Tennis at Wimbledon: Kerber continues, Niemeyer with a big surprise

Status: 06/09/2022 10:35 PM

Angelique Kerber stays on track in her favorite major tournaments. The 2018 Wimbledon winner also won her second match at the All England Club on Wednesday (29 June 2022) without dropping a set and after beating Magda Linnet of Poland 6:3, 6:3 she is among the top 32 players. There, Kerber meets Elise Mertens (Belgium / No. 24) or Bana Udvardi (Hungary). The girl from Kiel, who reached the semi-finals last year, is also the favorite in this match.

Against Lynette, Kerber built on his inaugural Sovereignty win. Unlike her first duel with the 30-year-old, en route to her only title of the season so far on clay in Strasbourg, Kerber (34) did not have to play in the third set this time.

Niemeier creates a big surprise

Previously, Jule Niemeier managed to make a big surprise. The 22-year-old from Dortmund easily defeated second seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-4 6-0 in just 58 minutes and was the first German player to reach the third round. There’s also Oscar Otti and Tatjana Maria.

World Ranking 97. Niemeier faced a top 10 opponent for the first time at a Grand Slam stadium.

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“I’m speechless to be honest. Winning the match on Court 1 at Wimbledon is a great feeling”Naimir said: “It’s one of the best matches I’ve ever played. I was very nervous before the match.”

But none of that appeared in the match. As in her Wimbledon debut against China’s Wang Shiyu, the second Grand Slam match of her young career, Niemeyer dominated her serve. She still did not allow a break. “I love playing on the grass”The deck fits her offensive game, she said, which doesn’t have to be the end of it for long.

National team coach Barbara Rittner should feel sure, Niemeyer has been on her roster for a long time, not just in the time that followed the “golden generation” around Angelique Kerber. “Julie has all the weapons for a great player. I put her in the top 20 in the world.”Ritner told WDR, praising Niemeier’s game intelligence “Amazing hands”.

Only in May in Paris, she made her debut in the main draw of one of the four most important tennis tournaments in the world, but lost narrowly to former US Open winner Sloane Stephens (USA).

Ooty opponent surrenders, Maria is very proud

The Oscar Otti match ended faster. American Christian Harrison retired after just 15 minutes of playing. This means that Otte is also in the third round. Otte is the only one of seven German men in the third round of Wimbledon. There’s likely to be more resistance in the next match: It’s against Spanish shooting star Carlos Alcaraz (No. 5), who after winning five sets in the first round against Jan-Lennard Struve (Warstein) with Otty doubles partner Talon Grixborough. (Netherlands) in 6:4, 7:6 (7:0), 6:3 have fewer problems.

Tatjana Maria also qualified for the third round early Wednesday night. She beat Romanian 26th seed Sorana Cerstia, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5, to equal her best result in the All England Club. In 2015, Maria reached the third round for the first time. There she will meet Greece’s Maria Skari, the fifth seed in the rankings, on Friday. Maria was really proud after winning the inaugural “First Grand Slam victory” He was with two children. In April 2021, she gave birth to her second daughter and soon reconnected after giving birth.

Executioners without a chance

The tournament has already ended for Maximilian Martier. The man from Nuremberg lost to the 23rd seed Francis Tiafoe from the US in three groups with 2:6, 2:6, 6:7 (3:7).

The American dominated the match, especially with his serve, and didn’t give Marterer a chance at first. After just 23 minutes, the Franconi had to give up the first set and quickly succumbed to a break in the second round. Marterer held his lead in the third set, but had to admit defeat after 1:36 hours.

Djokovic lost in the third round

In the afternoon, 20-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic easily reached the third round. The Serbian top seed beat 6:1, 6:4, 6:2 over Australian Thansi Kokinakis in two hours and had far fewer problems than winning in four sets over South Korea’s Kwon Sun-woo at the start. Djokovic now meets either compatriot Miomir Kekmanovic or Alejandro Tabello of Chile.

Bitter day for British stars

The British hope Britain’s Andy Murray And the Emma Radukano It is now disposed of. twice Hero Murraywho, despite the artificial hip joint, managed to catch up with the world leaders again and was the last time in the final in Stuttgart, he lost John Isner (USA) 4:6, 6:7 (4:7), 7:6 (7:3), 4:6.

for US OpenThe winner of Raducano against the French is eliminated Caroline GarciaWho had won the preparatory tournament in Bad Homburg. The 19-year-old lost 3-6, 3-6. Since the exciting victory in New York She is an advertising star with Chinese and Romanian roots in search of success. Recently, Raducanu suffered a rib injury.