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Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev continue

Mith taker qualities and good morals, Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev fought their way into the Wimbledon round of 16. The 2018 in London victorious Kielerin won on Saturday after a welcome rain break 2: 6, 6: 0, 6: 1 against Alexandra Sasnowitsch from Belarus. Then Zverev defeated the American Taylor Fritz 6: 7 (3: 7), 6: 4, 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 4) in the same place in his third round match.

While Zverev has to deal with the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime after the game-free Sunday and wants to go to the quarter-finals for the first time in the second attempt, Kerber meets US young star Coco Gauff in a duel between the tennis generations this Monday. The 17-year-old is number 20. “It will be a really interesting match,” said Kerber before the first duel between the two. “It’s dangerous, especially on grass. She has the fire. “

In place number two, where Kerber struggled for more than three hours to win against the Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo on Thursday, it was 0: 4 on Saturday after just twelve minutes. Sasnowitsch played much more forcefully than the previous opponents and attacked uncompromisingly from the first rally. Left-hander Kerber lost her serve, which was too weak at the beginning, twice against the 27-year-old from Minsk, who was in the round of 16 three years ago – when Kerber won the title.

After 20 minutes and three balls to 2: 5, the match was interrupted due to rain and Kerber was given time to think. It only continued after 1:45 hours of waiting, Kerber shortened to 2: 5, but the set was gone a little later, also because Sasnowitsch had the much better serve.


Strong start, weak end: Alexandra Sasnowitsch
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“I missed the start a bit in the first set,” said Kerber and tried to analyze the match with her team during the break. “They tried to motivate me, it worked.” Then she implemented the plan that she actually wanted to start with earlier. The former number one in the world now increased the pressure, benefited from more mistakes in the world rankings 100. and hit better. With an ace, the 33-year-old finished the game after 1:15 hours.

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