WTA week of the Germans – N°1

Photo credit : @PorscheTennis

Photo credit : @PorscheTennis

Hello! 🙂 I’m really happy to say that from today I will start a new section on my blog. As you can see it will be called “WTA week of the Germans” and the goal will be to give a regular update on the WTA Germans players latest results and performances on the tour. I won’t do it every week of the year, but will try to do it every time there will be important tournaments with several Germans implied 🙂 I hope you will enjoy it, and of course, let me know if you don’t find it useful or have any suggestion to make it better! 🙂 Auf geht’s!!

And to start this section I think it could be good to have a look on the German girls’ results after one week at the Australian Open. As always there is some good surprises, some deceptions, and some expected things…

Photo credit : @angeliquekerber

Photo credit : @angeliquekerber

The positive points : Two big plus for the Germans are obviously the week of Laura Siegemund and Anna-Lena Friedsam! After a semi-final in Shenzhen, Friedsam reached the 4th round of a Grand Slam for the first time of her young career and beat Roberta Vinci, finalist of the last US Open and also gave a really hard time to Agnieszka Radwanskain her 4th round. The German confirms her good start of the year and we should hear a lot about her in 2016! Another girl who can be very happy about her Australian Open 2016, Laura Siegemund, 97th at the WTA ranking, she beat Kiki Bertens and Jelena Jankovic, a former world number 1 and number 19 seed in Melbourne before she was eliminated in the 3rd round by her fellow countrywoman Annika Beck. And Annika Beck is probably the last plus for the German WTA players this week. The 21 years old from Giessen beat Timea Bacsinszky in the 2nd round and will face Angelique Kerber on Monday for a chance to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal! But whatever happens this week in Melbourne will stay a great one for Beck who could really have a breakthrough year this season…

Photo credit : @juliagoerges

Photo credit : @juliagoerges

Nor positive, nor negative points : First of all, Angelique Kerber. The Germans can always rely on Kerber to do what she has to do. The player from Bremen is into the 4th round where she will face another German, the young and talented Annika Beck. Kerber had a tough first round against Misaki Doi, but she seems to be better match after match and it’s definitely not a surprise to see her in the second week of the first Grand Slam of the season. The second player who made what she had to is of course Julia Goerges. After her final in Auckland we could of course expect her to have a better run in Melbourne, especially because she always had great run there. But we can’t blame her, she won her first round and was stopped in the second round by her doubles partner and number 9 seed Karolina Pliskova. Yes she had her chances in the first set of this match, but at the end it’s not a big surprise that Karolina Pliskova won. To conclude this nor plus, nor minus section there is Tatjana Maria who lost to Ekaterina Makarova in the 2nd round. When you look at the ranking and the match, there is no regret to have for her. She gave her best.

Photo credit : @sabinelisicki

Photo credit : @sabinelisicki

The negative points : Unfortunately for the German girls, there was some deceptions this week… The first one came from Andrea Petkovic who lost against the Russian rising star Elizaveta Kulichkova in the first round. Yes Kulichkova is talented, but everyone expected Petkovic to win this match and go a bit deeper in the draw. The second one is obviously Sabine Lisicki, pretty much for the same reasons. Lisicki won her first round, but she was stopped by Denisa Allertova in the 2nd round, once again a WTA rising star, but as Andrea Petkovic, we all expected her to win this match. The two other deceptions are Mona Barthel and Carina Witthoeft. The first one is really having a tough start of the year, and in a way it’s not a total surprise she struggled against Vania King. Barthel really needs to be healthy again, that’s the most important for her at the moment! But for Carina Wittoeft it’s a real surprise she lost to Zheng Saisai as she is improving week after week…

Here it is for this first week of the Australian Open! Let me know if you’re agree with me or not and what’s your opinion on the week of the WTA German players! 🙂

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12 réflexions au sujet de « WTA week of the Germans – N°1 »

  1. Quel fabuleux tournoi des joueuses allemandes et surtout pour Laura Siegemund et Anna-Lena Friedsam ^^ Annika aussi Julia 🙂 Pour Angie normal on va dire 🙂 et sinon déçue de Sab et Andrea…

  2. Hâte de voir de nouveaux articles et je pense que la gagnante de l’AO peut être une surprise 🙂
    Bonne semaine à toi Jeff : )

  3. Elle a joué le meilleur tennis de sa carrière et a réussi là où Sara Errani, Simona Halep ou encore Wozniacki ont hélàs échoué, cad une victoire en GC, la consécration ultime (sans compter l’or olympique) !

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