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Angelique Kerber reaches quarterfinals in Strasbourg, WTA Tournament – WTA – Tennis

Kerber also accepted a wildcard for the tournament in Strasbourg in order to gain match practice before the French Open. Before the preparatory tournament, the 34-year-old lost six games in a row and only won two matches this year.

Anna-Lena Friedsam – Out in the round of 16

Against the world number 45. Sasnowitsch initially lived up to her role as a favorite for Kerber, quickly led 5-0 in the first set and won the round in just 26 minutes. When she served herself, the three-time Grand Slam tournament winner presented herself confidently at the beginning, but fell behind in the second round. At the end, Kerber showed strong nerves. “When the score was 4: 4, I thought to myself, play every point individually”, she said.

Before Kerber’s game, Anna-Lena Friedsam was eliminated in the round of 16. The 28-year-old lost 5-7, 5-7 to Belgian Elise Mertens, who was number four.


Source: dpa

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