German Ladies' Series: In the next year, everything looks hopefully different

It was a long week, and she was strenuous, as Laura Siegemund was presented. The Stuttgart, number 65 of the Tennis world rankings, had to fight in Darmstadt ti

German Ladies' Series: In the next year, everything looks hopefully different

It was a long week, and she was strenuous, as Laura Siegemund was presented. The Stuttgart, number 65 of the Tennis world rankings, had to fight in Darmstadt tidy in between rounds-finals of the German Ladies Series against Jule Niemeier 5:7, 6:3, 6:4 enforce. It was a duel on eye level between the 32-year-old Swabian and twelve years younger in Dortmund, Tatjana, who plays since last year on the WTA Tour, and is currently at Position 297 in the world rank list. Ultimately, the greater experience, the greater tactical Repertoire made all the difference in a thrilling duel in front of 30 people and more were not allowed because of Corona limitations. Both players already met in the preliminary round each other, also because of victory's mouth had been on the better end: 6:4, 6:4.

Perhaps Jule Niemeier will get soon a third Chance to win her first Match against siegemund. For the semi-finals of the 370,000 euros prize money tournament series, both have qualified, it will be from the 15. to 18. July again will be held in Darmstadt at the plant of the TC Bessungen. The series by the German Tennis Federation, of local professionals and talents (24 women, 32 men) in times of Corona game practice want to gain and the opportunity to win prize money.

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For Laura Siegemund had begun the Darmstadt tennis week last Monday with a workout and a prominent training partner. Andrea Petkovic, who trained for months on the installation of the TEC Darmstadt, Germany, your home club, who had arranged to meet with her former Fed Cup colleague for an hour, as a Hitting Partner of a special kind. Both played through the entire Repertoire, spreads, first, the second, different angle, Returns, cross balls, Stops, always Stops, and they were the ones that Laura Siegemund in the final, the hard-hitting, but not particularly fast Jule Niemeier again and again from the rhythm brought.

Comeback from Petkovic in Berlin

That Andrea Petkovic does not hit the floor at the tournament in Bessungen, reasoned with the consequences of their knee surgery, the constraints they still have a few days of caution. In the semi-finals in mid-July, a Wildcard would be in Darmstadt for you, you will not use. She suggests instead, with a sporty, more valuable and much higher-doped invitation tournament in Berlin. Six ladies (including Elina Svitolina/number 5 in the world rankings, as well as Kiki Bertens/7) and six men are between the 13. and 19. July first in the Steffi-Graf-Stadion on grass and then on hard court in a Hangar of the former airport Tegel against each other. 800 spectators per day are approved for this event, and also in Darmstadt, the atmosphere at the semi-finals will probably be less bleak than in the intermediate round. After Hesse has eased on Friday, the audience restrictions for sporting events, from Roland Ohnacker, the organizer of the Darmstadt days of the tournament, that he can count on to the semi-finals with a day of around 150 spectators, 50 sponsors and 100 Tickets, the sale of which is intended to bring a little bit of money in the cash register. Money that you can use the Darmstädter well.

Ohnacker had originally expected a single tournament-date in Darmstadt, Germany, and with the TC Bessungen for three applied, in order to increase the chances to get a. The three-times award was a surprise to the Darmstadt, the assumptions, the challenge gratefully. 44,000 euros costs you the fun, about half of the total budget of the $ 25,000 ladies tournament, the aligning traditionally, in July at its facility, funded by sponsors and the revenue from food and drink on a large fairground, which is located in Corona, times now, sad there is nothing than a lonely green Meadow.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 12:19

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