The former tennis world list first Angelique Kerber was also eliminated in the first round at the WTA tournament in Rome. The 34-year-old from Kiel, currently number 19 in the ranking, was better-class for the four places Cori Gauff and lost after only 71 minutes with 1: 6, 4: 6.
In mid-April in Stuttgart, Kerber also failed on Sand in round one to top ten player Anett Kontive from Estonia, previously the “fifth major” in Miami was the former number one Naomi Osaka (Japan) a number too big for Kerber.
In 2022, eight defeats are already in the three-time Grand Slam winner with only two wins-she won both in Indian Wells in March.
Kerber started the 18-year-old Gauff in the Foro Italico perfectly into the match with a break, but the left-hander lost eight games in a row. Almost two weeks before the French Open in Paris, Kerber, who at least could make the second set a little more open, showed himself extremely attackable, especially with his own serve.
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