French Open: Maria and Niemeyer eliminated at start of Paris


Tatiana Maria was the first German tennis player to withdraw from the French Open.

The 34-year-old from Bad Solgau had to settle down Paris Romania’s No. 26 seed Sorana Cristia was clearly beaten 3:6, 3:6. Maria was only able to build on her recent good performance at the start of the second set, when she slipped back to 3:0. After that, she quickly regained the lead, after Just 64 minutes The clay court event at Stade Roland Garros was already over for the mother of two.

Big Namer is a surprise

Meanwhile, Julie Niemeyer misses out on surprising difficulty. The 22-year-old made her Grand Slam debut against American Sloane Stephens 7:5, 4:6, 2:6 and was eliminated in the first round as Tatjana Maria before. Niemeyer suffered a groin injury in the last set and put a dent in her motions.

Previously, the young German hopeful had a solid performance against the previous Paris finalist and the American suffered a defeat on the sidelines. After winning the first set, Niemeier also determined what happened in the second round and had break balls when the score was 4:3. Niemeier, who qualified for the main draw, was unable to take advantage of her chances and gave up the round. After that she had no chance against Stevens.

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