Tennis: Siegemund eliminated in Madrid – Altmaier successful

Tennis: Siegemund eliminated in Madrid – Altmaier successful

In Madrid, the tennis professionals are preparing for the French Open. Laura Siegemund loses at the start of the main draw. Daniel Altmaier moves into the second round and can now take revenge.

Tennis player Laura Siegemund was eliminated in the first round of the Masters 1000 tournament in Madrid.

When determining the position for the French Open, the Metzinger (36) was clearly defeated by the Croatian Donna Vekic 1:6, 2:6 and thus suffered the next opening defeat. Siegemund made it into the main field after two successful qualifying rounds.

In Stuttgart, the Swabian also lost in the first round, but gave the eventual finalist Marta Kostjuk from Ukraine a long fight. She withdrew from the doubles semi-finals at her home tournament at the end of last week due to a lower back injury.

Maria is the only German participant still there

With Siegemund’s departure, Tatjana Maria remains the only German participant in Madrid. After her three-set win against the American Peyton Stearns, the Bad Saulgauer (36) faces the Belarusian Victoria Asarenka. As announced, Angelique Kerber from Kiel is skipping the tournament in Madrid after her viral infection and would only like to start again in Rome.

In the men’s category, Daniel Altmaier lived up to his role as favorite in the duel with the Spanish talent Martin Landaluce. However, at 6:1, 7:5, the Kempener (25) had problems in the second set and missed the chance to win the match against the wildcard holder earlier at 5:3. In the second round, Altmaier gets the chance for revenge against the Frenchman Arthur Fils, against whom he lost the previous week in Barcelona.

Source: Stern

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