Angelique Gerber is eliminated in the 16th round of the Berlin tournament. Preparations for Wimbledon are slow. Without big expectations she was not the only reason to fly to London.
Knocked out in the last sixteen at the lawn tennis tournament in Berlin and the next early defeat Angelique Gerber Upcoming Classic Expectations Wimbledon muffled.
The 33-year-old said no one should expect much from her at Wimbledon. He had previously lost 3-6, 5-7 to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.
This year’s third Grand Slam tournament kicks off on June 28, before which the Kiel player will play next week in Bad Homburg. “I travel to Wimbledon without any expectations. I am from Melbourne and Paris Lost in the first round. So there are other great favorites, “said the three-time Grand Slam winner, referring to his early break with the Australians. French Open.
Gerber looks forward to the audience
Instead, she has other things that are important to her. “I look forward to the audience and the place where I had my biggest hit,” the 2018 Wimbledon winner said. London Spectators are allowed in the facility, which could fill the center with 15,000 fans for the final. “I want to enjoy Wimbledon, the spirit, the player. I can do this better, it’s not bad.”
In the battle between the two former world number one against Azarenka, he was always behind in the decisive stages of the two sets. The left-hander was particularly painful at the end of the second round, leading Gerber 5: 3 to win the set.
“He played hop or top, I didn’t serve well and should have been more aggressive,” Gerber explained. Before Wimbledon, he wanted to accumulate a lot of competitive training in Berlin and Pat Homburg. “I’m looking forward to some more laps,” he admitted, ranked 27th in the world. Nevertheless, he enjoyed both games at Steffi Graf Stadium. “It was fun playing in front of the audience again, it gave me a lot of meaning. Now I’m looking forward to Bad Homeburg, where I want to play a lot more,” Gerber said.
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