At the tournament in Palermo with strict precautions and without an audience was the Swabian, on Monday, 6:3, 6:4 against Irina-Camelia Begu from Romania. After about five months break due to the Corona-crisis takes place in Sicily with victory mouth as the only German Participant for the first time in an official Tennis tournament. The World Ranking Of 65. meets in the round of sixteen at the favorite Estonian Anett Kontaveit, or the Romanian Patricia Maria Tig. At high temperatures of around 33 degrees Siegemund against the world number 81 had. Begu problems at own serve, fought off a number of break balls. After winning the first set, the variable game made at the end of 32-Year-old from Metzingen in the second passage to the 3:2 again a Break, and secured the decisive advantage. Two match balls they had in 5:3, then the Fed-Cup-player made with the fourth Chance, all right. With the thugs, the game, clapped the inside, including the usual hands to shake with the referee waived.
Since the beginning of March, the Coronavirus had the Tennis world stand still. After the tournament in Palermo, it is on the WTA-Tour in the second week of August in Prague. Thereafter, the in Cincinnati, and relocated Masters Event and the U.S. Open (from 31 in New York. August) provided. In the men's mid-August in Washington, planned opener had been cancelled, with the Cincinnati tournament in New York to start the masters again.
Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 19:26