Tennis Information: WTA: Angelique Kerber wins first in Stuttgart | Tennis Information
Quiet Enemy of Angelique Kerber: The very best German tennis participant made a profitable begin on the WTA Championships in Stuttgart.
The three-time Grand Slam winner gained her first spherical match in opposition to Georgian Gekaterin Gorgudsi 6: 2, 6: 2 on Wednesday. And within the spherical of 16, Kerber, who gained the title in Stuttgart in 2015 and 2016, will face fourth-placed Ukrainian Jelena Sweetolina.
Kerber denies beginning her season on the clay courts in Swabia, and needs to make her disappointing begin unforgettable. 1:12 hours later she turned her second match level in opposition to Fortunate Loser Gorgodse and simply celebrated her fifth victory within the tenth recreation of the season.
Korpatsch out – Friedsam and Siegemund join
Tamara Corbatch, nonetheless, suffered a defeat upon her return to the WTA Tour. The 25-year-old from Hamburg, who moved to the primary draw as a fortunate loser, misplaced to Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic), who was backside of the world rating 5: 7, 6: 3, 3: 6 within the first spherical. For Corbac, it was the primary match within the tour because the first spherical on the French Open final September.
Of the eight Germans who began on the primary sq., solely three have reached the Spherical of 16. Along with Kerber, Anna-Lena Friedsam (Newaid) and Laura Sigmund (Metzingen) additionally gained their opening matches. Sigmund challenges world primary Ashley Barty of Australia on Wednesday night time.
Sports activities Data Service (SID)