Williams loses in Sister Act – Görges retires
After her comeback, Serena Williams loses in Indian Wells against her sister Venus. For a German, the third round is over.
The comeback of Grand Slam record winner Serena Williams (USA) after a break of more than 13 months at the WTA tournament in Indian Wells has been slowed down for the time being in the new “Sister Act”. The former world number one had to admit defeat in the third round of her sister Venus with 3:6,4:6.
Like the long-standing industry leader, Julia Görges, the world ranked eleventh in the rankings, missed her way into the last sixteen.
Serena Williams had to retire in 29th grade. The last duel with her one year older sister, the 36-year-old, who had rejoined the WTA tour in California after winning against Kazakhine Sarina Dijas and Dutch rider Kiki Bertens, had won the final of the Australian Open 2017 in Melbourne.
Görges lost her first tournament entry after a hip injury in mid-February in the fight for a place in the top 16 Latvian Anastasija Sevastova’s round of 16 with 3:6,3:6.
Due to the loss of Görges, who won against Natalija Wichljanzewa from the second round after a first-round walk-through, former world number one Angelique Kerber is the only German in the last sixteen after her third round win against Yelena Wesnina from Russia. The next opponent of the Kieler is the Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia.