Kerber defeats Russian fear opponent
In Indian Wells, Angelique Kerber puts a fearful opponent in her place. Against them, the German number had lost in the same spot a year ago.
Former world number one Angelique Kerber fought her way into the last sixteen at the WTA tournament in Indian Wells, California, after a roller coaster ride in the first set. The Kieler defeated defending champion Elena Vesnina from Russia, against whom she had lost twice, 7:5 and 6:2.
“That was a high-level game,”Kerber said after the match on the court,”but it was difficult and tight. Kerbers next opponent is Caroline Garcia, seventh seeded Frenchman Caroline Garcia, who defeated Daria Gavrilova from Australia 7:5 and 6:4 just before.
In the first round Angelique Kerber made it unnecessarily exciting. The two-time Major winner took the first four games and was on course for victory. But suddenly her game was gone, the balls came too short and she made her opponent strong.
Vesnina promptly took command and took the lead (5:4). But Kerber proved her fighting spirit once again and turned the fourth set point after 55 minutes.
In the second round, the German also started strongly and quickly led 3:0. This time the 30-year-old didn’t let herself be deterred, turned her first match point after 1:39 hours and showed her fists relieved.