Angelique Kerber has reached the Australian Open without any problems the first knockout round. The winner of 2016 won at their 31. Birthday 6:1, 6:0 against the Australian Kimberly Birrell. 240. the world Tennis rankings was thanks to a Wildcard and surprisingly in the third round in Melbourne moved in.

For the profit of the first sentence required Kerber only 27 minutes. In the second passage managed the 21-year-old Birrell, three match points to fend off. The Fourth led to the success, overall, the match lasted 58 minutes.

“It was not so easy,” said Kerber, the TV station Eurosport. She was initially very nervous, because she didn’t know what to expect. About her opponent, she said: “For them it was the first Time on Center Court. I’m sure she was nervous”.

For Kerber, it was the third significant success in the third tournament match. So far, the Wimbledon champion is still without set loss.

On Sunday she will meet the US-American Danielle Collins in the first round, surprisingly, Julia Görges defeated. For the world ranking list 35. it was the Slam of a first victory at a Grand. So far the only duel with Kerber had lost to Collins last year, when the grass tournament in Eastbourne 1:6, 1:6.

mon/dpa/sid

Samsung-CT-Banner-ads