Without a gloss but with a smooth success started Angelique Kerber in the Australian Open. While the winner of 2016 when 6:2, 6:2 was enough against the Slovenian Polona Hercog in a solid performance to move into the second round, experienced Julia Görges to the Tournament kick-off on Monday is a big disappointment. The German number two was away against American Danielle Collins, just two points from victory and lost but still 6:2, 6:7 (5:7), 4:6. Thus, Görges failed as the first of the six German ladies.
Kerber showed the 72-minute Start in Melbourne satisfied. "All in All it was a good, consistent Match," said the Wimbledon champion. "I have used at the beginning a bit to find my rhythm. The first rounds are always difficult for me. In the second set, I felt a bit more liberated.“
In tight situations helped the world ranking of 92. Hercog Kerber was often with errors, so that in the Rod-Laver-Arena-ultimately never in danger. In the second round of the Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia waiting for this Wednesday, so far, only the 195. in the world rankings, the 30-year-old number two in the world.
Julia Görges is already out there
Julia Görges failed before, for the first Time in ten years in their first game in Melbourne, and there, for only the second Time in round one. With the title defence at the tournament in Auckland, the season for last year's Wimbledon semi-finalist had yet to perfect.
"the disappointment is there, is clear. Of the first two sets, I can say that I played a good Match, which I have given, unfortunately, out of Hand,“ said Görges. "In Auckland I have managed to turn this Match and for me to decide, and there are also moments, as it happens."
The world ranking list 13. the action against at least rank 35-run Collins had a set of long handle. In the second pass, the 30-Year-old from a 1:4 residue made a 6:5 lead. Thereafter, the three-time eighth of finalist of the Australian Open, ending the Match with an ACE to missed it. A Forehand that would have brought two of the match balls that landed Out of play. "Some days you don't fly in, some fly in," she said.
the health had to be easily tarnished Görges, after losing the Tiebreak in the third set. The error rate increased in the midday heat, now, the chance of recovery was not defective, after 2:24 hours of arbitration in the Margaret Court Arena from the first Grand Slam tournament of the season. The powerful and passionate acting, Collins was the first to the second round in one of the four most important Tennis tournaments.
Of the seven German gentlemen of arbitration Talent Rudi Molleker in his Grand Slam debut in front of the eyes of the German men's Tennis -the heads of Boris Becker. After successful qualification in Melbourne, the 18-Year-old lost to world ranked number 16. Diego Schwartzman from Argentina 1:6, 3:6, 6:4, 0:6. Peter Gojowczyk took the number ten seeded Russians Karen Chatschanow the first set, but lost then 6:3, 3:6, 4:6, 3:6. (dpa)