Belinda Bencic met in Miami on an opponent with home advantage. The Kasachin Julia Putinzewa only live a half hour from the new facility and had made last summer with this: At the concert of Beyoncé and Jay-Z. "at the Time, nothing pointed to the fact that here in the near future Tennis is played," she said after the 6:3, 7:5 against the Ostschweizerin.
With the tournament victory in Dubai and the semi-finals in Indian Wells had traveled Bencic full of Confidence after Florida. But couldn't you also improve at the new place of their balance - sheet of the last three years-in 2015 she has won for the last time in a Match in Miami. Their strong start to the season does this defeat but no crash. Next, it is reported at the WTA-tournament in Lugano, then at the big Event in Stuttgart. Whether you are traveling in between for the Fed Cup match against the USA to San Antonio.
Thiem fails in the start game
Five days only Thiem between the Final of Indian Wells and the start of the game from Miami for Dominic. Too little, apparently, to cope with the transition from California to Florida, three time zones, and a new tournament facility. 4:6, 4:6 in the world rankings, lost-Fourth of Poland's Hubert Hurkacz, which failed in Indian Wells in the quarter-final to Federer.
This could drag on Federer with a quarter-final back at Thiem over. The 20-times Major Champion, knows the pitfalls of change: In the previous year, he was failed after the Final of Indian Wells already in the starting game of Thanasi Kokkinakis. Therefore, his target is before the current start of the game are clear: "I want to go further than in the previous year."
The Swiss duel in grip width
of Course, Federer in the start of the game against Radu Albot (ATP 46), the clear favorite, he will not won the midget Moldovans but under-estimate: The 29-Year-old recently in Delray Beach as the first player from his country to a Pro tournament and feels so, it has been proven on hard courts in the state of Florida.
Federer's game does not begin before 21 o'clock on the centre Court, already at 17 o'clock. on the same place Stan ran If the Romand against the unpredictable Serbein Filip Krajnovic (ATP 103), wins, and Federer against Albot wins, like two weeks ago, the Swiss duel in round 3.
More time for the Partner
For women, the fifth day of the tournament meant not only for Belinda Bencic end of the line. Garbine Muguruza desperate to the Forehand-slice balls of Romanian Monica Niculescu and Jelina Switolina lost to the Chinese girl Wang. After all, the Ukrainian can be stored together with friend Gael Monfils, the legs: of The in Indian Wells until his Forfeit such a powerful Frenchman did not because of this ankle injury.
The American Fans had yet to joy: The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus reached despite slight difficulties, the sixteenth-finals. (Tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)
Created: 23.03.2019, 11:06 PM