Tue. Mar 21st, 2023

Angelique Kerber continues to present itself in a rising form in front of the French Open. The German number one prevailed at the tennis tournament in Strasbourg on Tuesday in 1:55 hours with 6: 2, 3: 6, 6: 4 against Aliaksandra Sasnovich from Belarus and moved into the quarter-finals.

In the round of the top eight at the sandplace event, endowed with $ 251,750, Kerber meets the Polish Magda Linette. “I really have fun here, it feels good,” said Kerber after the match.

I really have fun here, it feels good.

Angelique Kerber

Sorana Cirstea vs. Magda Linette | 2021 Strasbourg Semifinal | WTA Match Highlights
This is why Kerber also accepted a wildcard for the tournament in Strasbourg to collect in front of the French Open Open. Before the preparation tournament, the 34-year-old had lost six games in series and won two matches this year.

“Play each point individually”

Against the world ranking 45. Sasnovich, Kerber initially lived up to her favorite role, quickly led 5-0 in the first set and got the passage in just 26 minutes. With her own serve, the three-time Grand Slam tournament winner presented herself confidently at the beginning, but fell behind in the second round. Finally, Kerber showed nerve strength. “At 4: 4 I thought, playing every point individually,” she said.

Friedam bravely defends himself against Elise Mertens

Anna-Lena Friedsam, on the other hand, missed a surprise. The 28-year-old from Neuwied lost to the Belgian Elise Mertens, 5: 7, 5: 7, and failed in the round of 16.

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