Niemeier scratch the surprise at French Open
Niemeier lost 7: 5, 4: 6, 2: 6 in Paris on Sunday at her Grand Slam debut against the American Sloane Stephens and retired in the first round. The 22 -year -old tennis player from Dortmund was plagued in the last sentence with a thigh injury and was clearly limited in her movements.
Previously, the young German hopes against the former Paris finalist had shown a strong performance and the American on the edge. After the first sentence won, Niemeier also determined the action in the second round and even had break balls at 4: 3. Niemeier, who played in the main field through the qualification, could not take advantage of their chances and gave the round. After that, she had no chance against Stephens.
Maria-Aus: 3: 6 after 3: 0 in the second set
The 34-year-old Maria from Bad Saulgau had to admit the Sorana Cristea, which was set to number 26 from Romania, 3: 6, 3: 6. Maria was only able to build on her good performance at 3-0 at the beginning of the second set when she pulled away to 3-0.
After that, however, she quickly gave back the lead, after only 64 minutes the clay court event in the Stade Roland Garros was already over for the mother of two. A total of five German women are in the main field at the second Grand Slam tournament of the year.
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