A used day is Angelique Kerber’s undoing. In the first round of the French Open, the German tennis ace failed against a stranger from the Ukraine in a clear way.
For Angelique Kerber, the French Open ended in the first round. The 2018 Wimbledon winner had to accept a 2: 6, 4: 6 against the qualifier Anhelina Kalinina from Ukraine. Kerber was now 2: 6, 0: 5 behind and fought his way up again. But it was not enough for a complete turnaround.
Born in Bremen, she was completely beside her for a large part of the match, had a much too high error rate against the 139th in the world rankings and left out several open points.
DTB Chief Barbara Rittner said in advance to t-onlinethat Kerber needs a good form of the day to win despite being the favorite. “I hope that she can go into the tournament with the necessary ease and not cramped up,” she said. Exactly this looseness was missing from the 33-year-old, who had her problems with the sand in Paris. It is her third first round in a row in Roland Garros.
Kerber’s last Grand Slam title was three years ago.