Team captain Rainer Schüttler expects Kazakhstan a tricky start-up dual of the German team to start the Billie Jean King Cups. “What surprised me is that we are playing on sand,” said the 45-year-old: “Of course, the Kazakhinns have a strength: Elena Rybakina, which is currently in 18th of the world, has the French Open last year’s Quarterfinals reached. “
For the three-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber, however, it is not really the wishful view when it goes on 15th and 16th of April in just-sultan for the entry into the final round. Nevertheless, shaker stressed that the 34-year-old could beat every opponent.
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Andrea Petkovic, Laura Siegemund, Anna-Lena Friedermam and Jule Niemeier play on the side of the Kieler and want to help the German team in early November in Prague fight for the semi-final. “No matter, whether single or double: We definitely have good chances,” Schüttler said.