Angelique Kerber has reached the Australian Open without any problems the first knockout round. The winner of 2016 won on Friday at their 31. Birthday 6:1, 6:0 against the Australian Kimberly Birrell. 240. the world Tennis rankings was thanks to a Wildcard and surprisingly in the third round in Melbourne moved in. Wimbledon champion, Kerber hits after the success over the 20-Year-old on Sunday on American Danielle Collins in the first round to Julia Görges defeated.
last year's winner Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark has failed, however, with 4:6, 6:4, 3:6 Ex-champion Maria Sharapova. The Russian prevailed in the duel of the former world ranking list after 2:24 hours. "I haven't had many Matches against Top players in the previous year. It is a reward for the work, to make the last point," said the 31-Year-old.
Wozniacki had won last year at the same place, after a long wait, her first Grand Slam tournament. Sharapova, the lock of the four biggest tournaments in front of their doping could all decide for themselves, meets in the second round on Sunday at the Australian Ashleigh Barty. The former US Open champion Sloane Stephens of the USA plays against the Russian Anastasia Pawljutschenkowa. Angelique Kerber takes until later on Friday to their game against the Australian Kimberly Birrell.
Federer wins more in fast-forward
When the men came to the defending champion Roger Federer easily. The long-time world rankings-the First from Switzerland qualified to the 17th. Time for the second round of the Australian Open. The winner of the past two years, won 6:2, 7:5, 6:2 against American Taylor Fritz. The 37-year-old Federer, needed for its success against the 21-year-old world ranked 50. only 1:28 hours. With a seventh Triumph in Melbourne is the sole record would be Federer, winner of the Grand Slam tournament.
In the round of 16 this Sunday meets Federer on the emerging Greeks Stefanos Tsitsipas. "This should be good. I think we are athlete see organic attack-Tennis," said Federer, who beat Tsitsipas recently at the Hopman Cup in Perth. The 20-Year-old is number 15 in the world, defeated the Georgian Nikolos Bassilaschwili 6:3, 3:6, 7:6 (9:7), 6:4. Further, the former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic and the Andre Agassi supervised Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov came from. Alexander Zverev Bolt plays on Saturday starting at 9: 00 CET, against Australian Alex.