Tennis – hand injury: Niemeier gives up – sport

Tennis player Jule Niemeier gave up at the lawn tournament in Berlin in the round of 16 because of an injury. The 23-year-old fell on Thursday in the second set against the Czech Marketa Vondrousova at a score of 5: 5 and fell on the hand of her right arm. After a break in treatment, last year’s Wimbledon quarter-finalist tried again – but after her first serve, she ended the match prematurely with a score of 3: 6, 5: 6. This eliminated the third and last remaining German individual player in the main draw of the WTA 500 tournament in Berlin’s Grunewald.

She “slipped and fell on the handle with her thumb,” Niemeier said afterwards: “I noticed relatively quickly that I couldn’t move my thumb and that I couldn’t develop much strength in my hand.” An examination at the hospital should provide information about the severity of the injury. Whether your start at the Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon (July 3 to 16) is in danger remained open at first.

Due to the injury, the Dortmund native will not play doubles alongside Noma Noha Akugue against top seeded Nicole Melichar-Martinez from the USA and Ellen Perez from Australia. The top-class tournament at the LTTC Rot-Weiss facility, endowed with 850,000 US dollars, is regarded as preparation for Wimbledon.


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