0:6, 2:6 – Angelique Kerber in the second round of the Australian Open against American Danielle Collins completely out of the game. The world ranking second from Kiel and Wimbledon champion lost in 56 minutes against the 25-Year-old from St. Petersburg/Florida.
This is Alexander Zverev, 21, the last German tennis player in the tournament. The world ranking fourth hits in his second round on Monday (2. Match to 02.00 p.m. CET) on the canadian Milos Raonic.
Kerber, 30, had won their first three rounds in Melbourne in the fast passage. The pace presented by Collins on Sunday afternoon, she was not grown. After eleven minutes Kerber 0:4 was, after 20 minutes the first set was already lost.
Before the Australian Open, Collins had not won a Grand Slam Match in her career, Kerber celebrated in the second round victory number 100 in the case of the four Majors.
The experience played that day in the Margaret Court Arena, however, hardly a role. While Collins dictated to shock the game with your hard Reason supply Kerber only afterwards and whined: “I can’t hit the Ball, not a Ball!”
Although they took place at the beginning of the second round, finally, access to the Match, came out, however hardly ever on the Defensive. Your frustration Kerber dropped the racket and received a warning. The audience tried, the German build, but no matter what she tried, Collins found the right answer. Here, Kerber had been supposedly prepared for the stressful game of the former College player.
“she hits very hard and is struggling. I have to take the Match into their own hands”, had Kerber said before the second encounter with Collins.
The former world-ranked Maria Sharapova is also excreted. The former champion from Russia, in addition, yet three times in the final, lost on Sunday 6:4, 1:6, 4:6 against the Australian local hero Ashleigh Barty. In the last round and the 31-year-old Sharapova had to turn off defending champion Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark. After winning the first set Scharapowavbeine weakness contributed to the 0:4 in the third set. The possible compensation for the 4:4 you missed in your race to catch up.
Barty hits in their first quarter-final at a Grand Slam tournament on the Czech Petra Kvitova.