Premiere 2022: Kerber celebrates the first victory

Sporty white Angelique Kerber, what after the first victory in this tennis year – against the Chinese Qinwen Zheng won the kieler with 6: 2, 5: 7 and 6: 4 – now on it. Emotionally, however, she can not judge that in front of the duel with the Russian Daria Kasatkina. “I’m trying to turn off on the square, which is not so easy. My grandparents come from Poland, too I live in Poland, that’s all very close,” said the 34-year-old of the German press agency after her hard worked Success against Zheng on late Friday evening.

The war in Poland’s neighboring country Ukraine employs Kerber. “That’s all really incredibly crazy, which just goes out in the world. I really hope we just got peace. After Corona now this crazy what happens – madness,” she said. “Of course, everyone talks about it and you check the news every hour, which just happens – so I especially because we’re tight and that’s not a nice feeling.”

It is always very tricky against you to play. She plays very variably. Since I have to stay on it and dictate yourself.

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Angelique Kerber

As an opponent, Kerber Kasatkina knows from last fall as she also won over three sentences in Indian Wells. “It’s always very tricky to play. She plays very variably. I have to stay on it and dictate yourself. I know what to come up to me,” said the Kieler.

The fact that she has reached its first victory in the desert of California’s first victory this year was not aware of the former number one of the world rankings. On the win against Kasatkina in October followed one in the second round – since then there was no success. In December, Kerber infected with Corona, Australia and Doha, she flew from the tournament after the first match.

In Indian Wells she had a spieler as a player set at number 15 a freil in the first round. “I feel good, but of course I needed the weeks and days to get fit again,” Kerber reported. “Everything you actually do in the offseason, I’ve been trying to catch up with Australia and in time.” That will take. ” That’s why they could not expect themselves to play their best tennis.

Canton turns the match despite two breaks

This was seen in the duel with Zheng – the second sentence gave Kerber against the 19-year-old out of his hands, in the third she was already two breaks behind. “In the end, I just tried to come back,” she said. “Now I have a match here and I always like to play myself in the tournament. That’s why I hope that next is a bit better from my side.”

The Masters in the Californian desert is one of the most important tournaments on the WTA tour. The hard space event is endowed with $ 8,584,055 US dollars. Cerib was in the final in 2019 and lost in the quarter-finals in the event of Corona in the fall in the past year in the quarter-finals against the later winner Paula Badosa from Spain.

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