German Tennis Association Suffers Further Setbacks as Players Face Defeats

Next setback for German tennis. After Wednesday was extremely sobering for the hopefuls of the German Tennis Association, there were further bankruptcies on Thursday.

The last German representative, 21-year-old Mina Hodzic, was eliminated from the W100 tournament in Zaragoza (Spain).

On Wednesday, number 1051 in the world rankings caused a small sensation when she surprisingly defeated the Russian Marina Melnikova (number 401 in the world rankings) 7:6 and 6:4. defeated. Now Melnikova’s compatriot Oksana Selekhmeteva (number 641 in the world rankings) was too high a hurdle in the round of 16. Hodzic lost to the left-hander 2:6 and 3:6.

Jule Niemeier, seeded number seven, had to give up at the start of the tournament. The number 108 in the world rankings was on the pitch for 2:42 hours before her Spanish opponent Guiomar Maristany (number 299 in the world rankings) was able to win the match 6:3, 4:6 and 7:5.

For 21-year-old Angelina Wirges (number 598 in the world rankings), the journey continues in Sharm El Sheikh (W35/Egypt). Wirges is in the quarter-finals after an easy 6:1-6:2 victory over the South Korean Yu-jin Kim (number 1223 in the world rankings). There she meets Katarina Kuzmova from Slovakia (number 463 in the world rankings).

Molleker breaks into Madrid

Meanwhile, Rudolf Molleker (number 182 in the world rankings) suffered a defeat at the Challenger event in Madrid. After the 23-year-old won the first set 7:6, he had major problems with his service and ultimately lost to Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin (number 143 in the world rankings) 7:6, 1:6 and 1:6 .

Marko Topo’s short streak of success (number 335 in the world rankings) ended on Wednesday at the Challenger tournament in Split (Croatia). The 20-year-old, who confidently fought his way through the qualification and eliminated the British Felix Gill in round one, lost to the Italian Stefano Travaglia (number 203 in the world rankings) 4:6 and 2:6.

In Hammamet (W35/Tunisia), 22-year-old Antonia Schmidt (number 540 in the world rankings) was eliminated by the Russian Ekaterina Reyngold (number 504 in the world rankings). Mara Guth (number 519 in the world rankings) lost to the Australian Kaylah Mcphee (number 338 in the world rankings) with 1:6, 6:2 and 4:6. With Katharina Hobgarski and Franziska Sziedat, there are two other DTB starters in the race for tournament victory.

The same applies in Antalya (W15/Turkey) to 20-year-old Nicole Rivkin (number 748 in the world rankings), who is in the quarter-finals after a 6:4 and 6:0 against Bulgarian Lidia Encheva (number 1364 in the world rankings).

2024-04-11 12:03:00
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