Angelique Kerber broke her negative series shortly before the start of the French Open. The three-time Grand Slam winner beat the French woman Diane Parry 6: 3, 6: 4 at the WTA tournament of Strasbourg and reached the round of 16. Previously, the 34 -year -old Kieler in Miami, Stuttgart and Rome failed in their first matches.
Against the 19-year-old world rankings 96. However, Kerber took command on the sand she loved so much and ended the first set confidently after 40 minutes.
The former number one in the world stayed in the second round and earned the sense of achievement. Previously, Katharina Hobgarski (Neunkirchen) and Yana Morderger (Dortmund) failed because of their opening hurdles.
Kerber, on the other hand, can continue to collect game practice in front of the French Open, the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, in which she had left the first round in the past three years. Her next opponent in Strasbourg is Alijaksandra Sasnowitsch.
thiem continued to win without a winning
Dominic Thiem continues to run after his earlier form. The US Open winner from 2020 and former third world number third lost the sixth match since returning to the tour. The 28 -year -old Austrian lost to the Italian qualifier Marco Cecchinato 3: 6, 4: 6 and traveled to Paris without a single win.
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Thiem had suffered a wrist injury last June and then paused for a long time. In the world rankings, he fell back to 194th and continues to fight for connection.