Görger loosely forward – two Germans out
Julia Görges moves into the third round at the WTA tournament in Indian Wells. Mona Barthel is subject to a Ukrainian. Marterer retires from the men.
Julia Görges has entered the third round of the prestigious WTA tournament in Indian Wells, California.
In the first match after a hip injury suffered in mid-February, the number twelve seeded Goerges defeated Natalja Wichlyantseva of Russia 6-4,6-1.
Her next opponent is the winner of the duel between Olympic champion Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) and Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia/No. 21).
In the round of 16, Görges could then face 23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams (USA), who made her comeback on the WTA tour after her baby break in Indian Wells.
Mona Barthel, however, dropped out in the second round. The 27-year-old Jelina Switolina (Ukraine), who finished fourth in the world rankings, was defeated 4-6,3-6 on Saturday.
A few minutes before Barthel, Maximilian Marterer also missed the third round of the ATP tournament at the same place. The world rankings 73. was defeated by former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic/No. 12)1:6,4:6.
Afterwards Angelique Kerber (No. 10) fights against Yekaterina Makarova (Russia) for the advancement.