First round in Cincinnati for Kerber



Triple-Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber beat Estin Anett Kontaveit in the first round of the WTA tournament in Cincinnati with 6: 7 (7: 9), 2: 6.


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Triple-Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber beat Estin Anett Kontaveit in the first round of the WTA tournament in Cincinnati with 6: 7 (7: 9), 2: 6.

Tennis star Angelique Kerber will not be in shape as the US Open approaches (Aug. 26-Sept. 8).

Three-time Grand Slam winner Kiel lost in the first round of the WTA tournament in Cincinnati Estin Anett Kontaveit in 1:24 with 6: 7 (7: 9), 2: 6.

For Kerber, it was the second defeat in a row, in the fourth round with Kontaveit they conceded the third defeat.

Kerber is currently preparing without a coach

After the disappointing second round of the title defense at Wimbledon, Kerber had ended in mid-July, cooperating with his coach Rainer Schüttler.

In the first game that followed the division, she had already lost in the Toronto tournament against Daria Kassatkina (Russia).

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At the last Grand Slam tournament of the year in New York, the 31 year old player prepares himself without a coach. With the US Open approaching, the Bronx Open, worth $ 250,000, will remain on the track next week.

Against Kontaveit initially developed a broken game. Both players gave in the initial phase twice their service.

The Germans hope that Görges is still in the race

At a score of 5: 6, Kerber pushed off a set of Estin and saved himself in the decisive game. There they could not use any chance to win the set.

In the second round, last year's Wimbledon champion had two more breaks for the prelims, while Kontaveit finally converted their second match point.

In addition to Kerber plays in the endurance test prominently for the US Open from a German point of view, Julia Görges, who meets in the night from Wednesday to Wednesday on the 39th. American Sofia Kenin.

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