The sports day
Wimbledon sensation fails surprisingly early in Hamburg
07/19/2022, 4:28 p.m
Wimbledon quarter-finalist Jule Niemeier surprisingly failed in the first round of the WTA tournament at Rothenbaum in Hamburg. The 22-year-old from Dortmund lost to the Swiss world number 165. Joanne Zuger 4: 6, 6: 0, 4: 6. The hardships of the previous weeks were noticeable to the German hopeful.
- Sabine Lisicki, who wants to fight her way back to the top level after her long break, also had to accept defeat. The 32-year-old former Wimbledon finalist lost to Serbian Aleksandra Krunic at 34 degrees in the shade after a hectic performance 4: 6, 2: 6. “I’ll keep fighting,” Lisicki said afterwards.
- Niemeier had already said before her match that with her strong run in Wimbledon and the subsequent participation in the quarter-finals in Lausanne she “left her mind” and therefore did not have the greatest expectations of herself in the Hanseatic city. Her team had advised her to skip the tournament in Hamburg, but Niemeier, as last year’s semi-finalist, really wanted to play in front of a German audience.
- After an increase in performance in the second set, she also fought in the decisive round, but finally had to admit defeat after 1:56 hours.