With Angelique Kerber, Sabine Lisicki and Tatjana Maria, three Germans are playing today at the WTA tournament in Bad Homburg for a place in the quarter-finals.
From 4:30 p.m., defending champion Kerber will also fight against the Italian Bronzetti for a place in the last eight.
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BEFORE AN HOUR
Eurosport.de accompanies the games of Lisicki and Kerber live for you in the ticker. It starts at 12:00 p.m. with the encounter between Lisicki and Minnen.
1:49 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 3: 6, 6: 2, 2: 3
But a little later it goes on. Lisicki serves an ace, but Minnen stays tuned. And shortly thereafter, the Belgian has a chance to break, which the German strongly fends off. Lisicki can defend her break and takes a 3-1 lead. But Minnen is also decisive when it comes to serving. She wins her service to zero and keeps at it.
1:42 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 3: 6, 6: 2, 1: 2
And suddenly Lisicki has her next break chance: Minnen puts a forehand into the baseline and the German creates the early break in set three. But then Lisicki takes a forced break on his own serve. Apparently an insect stung the 32-year-old below the shoulder. Lisicki cools the spot with an ice pack and a physio comes on the pitch.
1:32 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 3: 6, 6: 2, 1: 1
As in the first set, the German made more unforced errors and had a worse rate on the first serve. In set two, however, Minnen had more winners. Lisicki takes a short restroom break and returns after a few minutes. The third set starts with serve Minnen. And the Belgian continues where she left off in the second set. She executes her service and puts her opponent under pressure on her own serve. Lisicki saves her game with a serve and volley and equalizes to 1:1.
1:22 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 3: 6, 6: 2
The 32-year-old is now back on track. She serves much better again. But Minnen stays tuned and takes every chance she gets to get into the rallies. Lisicki then brings the Belgian closer with a double fault. Minnen gets a breakball via debut. Lisicki misses a backhand and the second set goes to the 24-year-old Belgian.
1:18 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 3: 6, 5: 2
Lisicki can at least win her next service game. But Minnen has now really found his way into the game. The Belgian wins her service to zero and thus defends her break lead. For the German it is against losing the set.
1:10 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 3: 6, 4: 1
And then suddenly Minnen has her first break chance. She transforms them with a longline punch. With that, Lisicki is chasing a break. The Belgian then serves well and can also secure her own game. Lisicki, on the other hand, makes some unforced mistakes. The Germans have to fight their way out again.
1:03 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 3: 6, 2: 1
Lisicki starts with an ace. Even after that, the German puts much more pressure. Back on the net, she can secure the next game balls. And another serve over 192 km/h secures her equalization to 1:1. At Minnen there are signs of a tighter service game again. Lisicki is good at rallies and is the dominant player. Two more break chances follow. But the Belgian fends them off. With an ace, she finally secures the service.
12:55 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 3: 6, 1: 0
And then the second sentence continues: Minnen opens it and apparently quickly checked off the loss of the sentence. The Belgian goes through her game, serves well. But Lisicki is also waiting for her chance. That’s how it goes after all, once again, about debut. But in the end Minnen has the better end for himself and gets the game to 1:0.
12:49 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 3: 6
Lisicki opens the next service game with a double fault. She can then fight her way back into the game – even if the first service isn’t really stable at the moment. The German secures the sentence on the net. Then comes the fist and a little cheer.
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12:45 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 3:5
Lisicki serves well, with an ace she gets the ball to 5:2. Another great serve brings her the supposed preliminary decision in the first set. Minnen now has to serve against the loss of the set. And the Belgian is under pressure. But Lisicki makes a few mistakes too many and Minnen can shorten the lead to 3:5. So the ball is now with the Germans.
12:38 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 2:4
Now the German has the small advantage of the break on her side. She varies her game, and occasionally brings mines back to the net with drop shots. With another great first serve, Lisicki gets the game to 4:1. Now the 32-year-old is fully in the game. At the next service from Minnen, Lisicki is again the dominant player. But the Belgian can free herself and secure her game in the end.
12:31 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 1: 3
But Minnen is in no way inferior to her competitor. She also serves strong. The Belgian’s favorite surface is like Lisicki’s lawn. The German tries to get into the rallies and put pressure on the baseline. She’s getting better and better at it. The 32-year-old receives four more breakballs, none of which she can use. It goes over debut several times again. Lisicki can finally convert the fifth break chance of the service game.
12:21 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 1: 2
Lisicki then makes short work of his own serve. She gets the game with zero. Now her super strong first serve is back as well. Since Minnen has little chance to play good returns.
12:18 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 1: 1
Lisicki puts pressure on from the start. She tries to force Minnen to make mistakes, which she succeeds in quite well. The German earns breakballs, but her 24-year-old opponent skillfully fends them off. It goes several times over debut. Lisicki tries to dominate the rallies, but also makes a few mistakes. After a forehand mistake by the Germans, the service goes to Minnen.
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12:11 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 0: 1
Lisicki starts. The first rally of the match goes to Minnen. Above all, the usually very strong first serve of the Germans is not constant. But Lisicki makes up for that with great lawn tennis. She comes to the net and gets the points. With a powerful second serve, she wins the game 1-0.
12:04 p.m. – Minnen – Lisicki 0:0
The match between Sabine Lisicki and Greet Minnen will soon start in Bad Homburg in the best weather. The two players are already on the pitch and warming up. The coin toss decided: 32-year-old Lisicki opens with her own serve.
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Hello and welcome
Hello and welcome to the live ticker at the WTA tournament in Bad Homburg. Three Germans are fighting for a place in the quarter-finals today. From 12:00 p.m. Sabine Lisicki meets Belgian Greet Minnen. From 4:30 p.m. Angelique Kerber will also be fighting for a place in the last eight. The three-time Grand Slam winner meets the Italian Lucia Bronzetti.
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