The tennis player Julia Görges is excreted at the start of the Australian Open in Melbourne as a surprise. The German number two lost on Monday 6:2, 6:7 (5:7), 4:6 against American Danielle Collins. For last year’s Wimbledon semi-finalist, it is the first defeat in the opening match at the Australian Open since her Melbourne debut ten years ago.

Görges resisted in the first round after two double faults, two break balls for 1:3, thereafter, the world ranking list 13. the action against Collins once safely in the handle. Against the ranked 35 in the world, led a 25-Year-old Görges to hit better and won after a half-hour set.

Collins remained with their powerful Groundstrokes, however dangerous, after a short phase of weakness Görges in the second set suddenly 1:4 at the back. The 30-Year-old was already three times in the second round of the Australian Open, compensated for immediately missed it after the next Break to 6:5 but to decide the Match with an ACE. A Forehand that would have brought two of the match balls that landed Out of play. So Görges, after losing the Tiebreak in the third set.

The error rate increased now, the chance of recovery remained poor. A good week after the tournament victory in Auckland promise Görges adopted in the Margaret Court Arena after 2:24 hours from the first Grand Slam tournament of the season. Collins reached for the first time, the second round in one of the four most important Tennis tournaments.

Overall, to compete at the Australian Open, 13 German participants, six of them are already playing on the first day of the tournament. To learn more about the schedule, the favorites and the records of the tournament here.


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