Bad Homburg Three days before Wimbledon kicks off, Angelique Kerber has reached the semi-finals for the first time since September 2019. At the tournament held in Bad Homburg, Germany’s top tennis player on Friday defeated American Amanda Anisimova 2:6, 6:3, 6 : 3.
After losing the first set, the rankings rose to 28. From Kiel and the match against the 2019 French Open semi-finals took place after 1:34 hours in her favour. “It means a lot to me,” Kerber said.
In the semi-finals of the premiere in Bad Homburg also on Friday (not before 6 pm), an even more difficult task awaits two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova. The Czech finished the quarter-finals a few minutes later with a 6:3, 7:6 (12:10) victory over Nadia Podroska of Argentina.
An unusual double-shift with two matches in one day became necessary because matches could not be played on Thursday due to the constant rain. “I don’t know when you played the last two matches,” said the top seed in Germany.
Before that, Swabian Laura Siegemund missed another sense of accomplishment in preparation for Wimbledon and lost 5:7, 4:6 to Czech Katerina Siniakova. The turf tournament is being held in Bad Homburg, which costs 189.708 euros, for the first time.