Intermezzo in Rome: Kerber says goodbye in round one

Kerber failed for the third time in a row at a tennis tournament in the first round. German number 1 lost its opening match against the American Coco Gauff with 1: 6 and 4: 6 on Monday at the Masters in Rome. For the 34-year-old number 19 in the world rankings, it was the fifth defeat this year. The clay court event in Italy’s capital is endowed with $ 2.527 million.

Most recently, Kerber had dispensed with the Masters 1000 tournament in Madrid because of a cold. Before the start of the French Open in just under two weeks, the three-time Grand Slam tournament winner is far from her top shape. In Stuttgart she also failed in the first round, previously she had lost her two singles in the defeat with the German women’s team in Kazakhstan in Billie Jean King Cup.

Osaka withdraws

Naomi Osaka had already withdrawn from the tournament before. A precautionary measure with a view to Roland Garros and her Achilles tendon problems, such as the four-time Grand Slam winners and the world’s earlier number 1. The injury that I suffered in Madrid last week has not yet healed, “said the 24-year-old Japanese, who had recently evident.

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Wawrinka for the first time since January 2021

With the men, Stan Wawrinka reached the second round with the first victory since January 2021. The 37-year-old won his opening match against the American Reilly Opelka on Monday with 3: 6, 7: 5, 6: 2. Wawrinka had to pause due to a complicated foot injury since March of last year and only returned to the ATP tour at the tournament in Monte Carlo in early April. There, however, he had failed at the start. The three-time Grand Slam champion celebrated its last victory in the first round of the Australian Open 2021.

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