Tennis am Rothenbaum: Petkovic continues – Struff | NDR.de – Sports

Status: 18.07.2022 22:07

Andrea Petkovic simply defeated Tamara Korpatch from Kaltenkirchen within the mixed tennis match at Rothenbaum in Hamburg. Veteran Jan-Lennard Struff misplaced to Russian Karen Chatshanov.

The second German participant, final yr’s finalist and ambassador of the match, Petkovic (Darmstadt), broke right into a spontaneous dance after his victory, which drew loud cheers on Center Court. The 34-yr-previous athlete was pleased with the profitable begin, defeating native hero Korpach 6:3, 6:3. “Overall, it was good for me, however there are nonetheless a couple of changes,” mentioned Petkovic, who as soon as introduced his lengthy profession together with his efficiency at Elba: “It’s essentially the most stunning middle courtroom on the earth.” In the spherical of 16, she is going to face Japan’s Misaki Doi.

AUDIO: Tennis Talk: Andrea Petkovic and Sandra Reichel (11 min)

Kasatkina surprises within the first spherical

Russian world quantity 12 Kasatkina, however, misplaced to quantity 93. Katerina Sinyakova 2:6, 6:2, 4:6. The Czech is taken into account a real doubles specialist: with Barbora Krejcikova, she lately gained Wimbledon and gained gold on the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

In Hamburg, Siniakova is making her first begin: “I used to be injured through the clay courtroom season within the spring, so I needed to return again to Wimbledon on clay,” mentioned the 26-yr-previous participant.

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Hamburger misplaced to Lis Carle

In the primary spherical, German champion Eva Lys completed. The 20-yr-previous native hero of the “Alster” membership misplaced to Argentina’s Maria Carle 5:7, 6:3, 2:6. “It’s undoubtedly a missed alternative,” Lees mentioned self-critically. Nevertheless, he had “lots of enjoyable” when he first appeared in entrance of an viewers at his house match. “I like this facility, I’m right here virtually each day. It gave me lots of vitality to see how many individuals got here.”

Struff provides two match factors and is out

In the primary spherical, Struff (Warstein) needed to battle in opposition to the seventh-ranked Russian Chatshanov. At 6-5 within the third set, he missed two match factors. In the tip, the German needed to concede defeat with a rating of 6:3, 3:6, 6:7 (2:7).

Top favourite Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) will play in opposition to Nicola Kuhn of Ludwigshafen on Tuesday.

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Marco Topo additionally missed the second spherical. The 18-yr-previous athlete, who has performed just for the German nationwide staff since this summer time and now not performs for the Serbian nationwide staff, ranked 585th on the earth, misplaced to Slovakian Alex Molkan with the rating 5:7, 3:6. Topo made it by the qualifiers, defeating Berliner Rudi Mollecker 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 within the German Open. The solely 18-yr-previous Max Hans Rehberg (Munich) needed to concede defeat to Slovakian Josef Kovalik 6:3, 5:7, 1:6.

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