Andrea Petkovic was eliminated in the round of 16 of the WTA Championships in Bad Homburg. On the other hand, Laura Siegmund reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon rehearsal after winning the German fencing against Tamara Korbach.
And Andrea Petkovic called the Bad Homburg Central in a long-sleeved shirt, and the young American tennis player Amanda Anisimova went to meet the winner, too strong for Hessen in the second round of the new turf tournament. After a desperate first set, Petkovic worked his way up late Tuesday night, losing 1:6, 5:7.
Just 64 minutes later and before imminent darkness due to previous rain breaks, a potential German quarter-final duel with her tennis friend Angelique Kerber exploded by disqualifying her. The German number one seed will fight against Russia’s Anna Plinka on Wednesday (not before 4.30pm) to reach the top eight as Laura Siegmund.
of applause and encouragement
Petkovic soon dropped out of Darmstadt in her second round match against Anisimova. Only when the score was 0: 5, the world ranking got 130. She won her first match when she dared to serve the ball and smash into the net immediately after serving. The 19-year-old Anisimova, who reached the semi-finals of the French Open in 2019, played really fast and centered.
Petkovic was also late in the second set before catching up and even going ahead. However, at 5:5 the 33-year-old was upset by the referee’s decision and had bad luck with her opponent’s mesh scooter. A little later, the end concluded with cheering applause from the audience, who persevered despite the long interruptions in the rain, and accompanied them from the field.
“I played hard”
Siegemund can’t be stopped by waiting so long before. After a much later start than expected as a result of the rain, the Swabian team beat foreign Tamara Korpatsch of Hamburg with a clear 6:2, 6:2. “I played really hard. I managed to move well and I felt a lot better physically,” she said, referring to her match. Strong in the first round.
In the best quarter-final, the 33-year-old has to tackle Czech Katerina Siniakova, who withstood three-seeded Jessica Pegula of the USA 6:3, 5:7, 6:4. Like all the other participants, the eighth seed is preparing for the The ranking list for the first-ever herbal tournament at Wimbledon, which begins on Monday. “I had to take a break,” said Siegmund. “That’s why it’s important for me to get a few matches. It’s worth more than being at Wimbledon the day before.”
Results from Tuesday at a glance
1. Tour: Victoria Asarinka (Belarus / Issue 2) – Julia Hatoka (Belarus) 7:5, 6:0
Round of 16: Laura Siegmund (Metzingen / No. 8) – Tamara Korbach (Hamburg) 6:2, 6:2
Amanda Anisimova (US) – Andrea Petkovic (Darmstadt) 6:1, 7:5
Katerina Senyakova (Chechen) – Jessica Pegula (US / No. 3) 6:3, 5:7, 6:4
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Tennis live and on TV
HR will broadcast both the semi-finals (Friday 25 June) and the final (Saturday 26 June) of the tournament in Bad Homburg live on hessenschau.de. In addition, hr-fernsehen will feature first semi-finals and last live. You can find all the important information here.
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