As of: July 8, 2021 4:15 pm
Julie Niemeyer was the first German player to reach the quarter-finals of the Women’s Tennis Championships at Rothenbaum in Hamburg. The Dortmund woman beat local champion Tamara Korbach in three sets.
The 21-year-old won after 171 minutes 6:2, 6:7 (5:7), 6:3 against a Hamburg woman and wrote her success story in The WTA Championship returns to Rothenbaum continues. On Wednesday she surprisingly defeated the eighth seed of France Caroline Garcia 6:4, 6:2. The next challenger on Friday is Slovenian Tamara Zidansek who is in third place.
Other German players can follow Niemeier into the quarter-finals today in the $250,000 clay court event. Tournament ambassador Andrea Petkovic (Darmstadt) will meet Kazakh girl Julia Putintseva, who is 43rd in the world and 87th ahead of the Germans. In addition, Anna Zaga (Stuttgart) challenges Romanian Elena Gabriella Ross.
Petkovic initially with the wildcard in Hamburg
The hamburger rothenbaum Once again a place for a women’s championship 19 years later. Although the WTA 250 class event takes place parallel to the second week of the Grand Slam at Wimbledon, the organizers have put off a good start. A draft horse from a German point of view is Petkovitch.