Angelique Kerber reached the third round at Wimbledon with great success. Alexander Zverev also in the third round. However, Andrea Petkovic was eliminated in London.
Kerber, the 2018 Wimbledon champion, defeated Spain’s Sarah Soribes Tormo in a first-class match 7:5, 5:7, 6:4. Germany’s top tennis player needed 3:20 hours to succeed.
In an intense match with several long rallies, Sorribes Tormo, formerly known as a clay court specialist, consistently held out against her and left Kerber hitting nothing again and again with a backhand.
Two terms are too few for Kerber
In the first round, Kerber sent with a score of 5:3 to win the set before her opponent broke. A second break by the Germans secured her Group 7:5.
Kerber managed to take the serve serve off her opponent twice in the second set, but Sorribes Tormo fended off each time with a straight break. Kerber also could not use match point when the score was 5: 4. The second set went to 50th place in the world.
In the third set, the 28th player had the best result for himself, despite the obvious problems with the left wrist. The 2018 Wimbledon winner used the second match ball to advance to the third round.
It was clear to Kerber early on that “this is one of the best matches I’ve had in recent months. “I have a feeling I can still do it,” the 33-year-old said after the match.
Zverev without problems
Alexander Zverev had previously worked his way into the third round of Wimbledon with a solid performance. The world number six beat American Tennys Sandgren 7:5, 6:2, 6:3. This gives the 24-year-old from Hamburg the chance to move to the second round of the Grand Slam tournament for the second time. Against World No. 68. Sandgren had no problems with Zverev after a well-balanced preliminary stage and won after 1:44 hours.
Kupffer reached the third round of the Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon on Wednesday. After 6:3, 6:7 (8:10), 7:6 (7:2), 5:7, 6:3 against South Korean Soon-woo Kwon, the number 62 in the world will meet Spaniard Roberto on Friday Bautista Agut. The 33-year-old eighth seed won, Thursday, to continue his match against Serbian Miomir Kekmanovic, which was canceled on Wednesday evening due to darkness. For Kupfer, this is the first time he has competed in the third round of Wimbledon.
For Petkovic, the world’s oldest herbal tournament ended after the second round. Darmstadt lost in the second round to French Open winner Barbora Krezhikova 5-7, 4-6.