On the day without German individual participation, tennis players Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies successfully mastered their opening hurdle in doubles at the US Open.
The two-time French Open winners defeated the US duo Marcos Giron/Mackenzie McDonald 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 5) on Wednesday.
On the other hand, Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur completed her second-round task with ease. The 28-year-old Tunisian prevailed against the American Elizabeth Mandlik 7: 5, 6: 2 and did not lose a set. It was also the 40th win of the season for Jabeur, who reached this mark as the second tennis player after the world number one Iga Swiatek from Poland.
For fellow favorite Maria Sakkari from Greece, however, the tournament is already over. The third in the world rankings, who kicked off Wimbledon semi-finalist Tatjana Maria from the competition, surprisingly lost to Chinese Wang Xiyu 6: 3, 5: 7, 5: 7. The 21-year-old Wang is in the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career.
On Thursday Jule Niemeier intervenes again as the last remaining individual player. The Wimbledon quarter-finalist will face Kazakh Julija Putinzewa in round two. The world rankings-38. is a "defense artist", said Niemeier's trainer Christopher Kas of the German Press Agency: "If Jule serves well and returns well, goes to the net from time to time, builds in a few variations, then she can also get into good positions against Putinzewa. "