For the first time since 2018, Angelique Kerber is playing for the round of 16 of the French Open. The German tennis player meets Alijaksandra Sasnowitsch from Belarus in the 3rd round of Roland Garros, who previously threw out the US Open winner. The match in the live ticker.
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“I’m glad I got through. It means a lot to me to be in the next round,” said Kerber: “I hope to play a few more matches here.” She “loves the atmosphere” in Paris.
Four years ago, the 34-year-old Kerber even reached the top eight in the only Grand Slam tournament that she has not yet won in her career. Kerber now meets Aliyaksandra Sasnowitsch from Belarus, who knocked out US Open winner Emma Raducanu. Kerber recently won against Sasnowitsch in three sets on their way to winning the title in Strasbourg.
In Paris, Kerber had to fend off two match balls in her opening match on Monday against Magdalena Frech from Poland and was completely exhausted after the match. Against Jacquemot, the three-time Grand Slam winner presented herself well recovered and initially played off her class and routine against the French, who acted too incorrectly overall. Kerber then had her problems in the second set, but brought home the win in the tie-break.