Tennis – WTA – Bad Homburg: Kerber holds on to his title, Halep did not tremble

Published on June 22, 2022 at 8:36 p.m.

Marie Mahe

Holder of the title in Bad Homburg, the German Angelique Kerber will see the quarter-finals, after her success against Lucia Bronzetti. Qualification also of Simona Halep.

She enforced her status. This Wednesday, the German defending champion Angelique Kerber, 18th player in the world and seeded n°3, quietly validated her ticket for the quarter-finals of the WTA 250 tournament in Bad Homburg in Germany, on grass, against the Italian Lucia Bronzetti, 72nd player in the world, in two sets (6-2, 6-3) and 1h09 of play. In the first set, at 2-1, the German then took the service of her opponent, then a second when pocketing this first set, at his first opportunity (6-2). Finally, in the second and final set, again at 2-1, Angelique Kerber again broke her opponent, this time at her second opportunity. After four break points saved at 4-2, the best ranked of the two went on to win on her second match point (6-3).

Halep was in a hurry

Simona Halep had no time to waste. the Romanian, 19th player in the world and seeded n°4, quietly disposed of the Slovenian Tamara Zidansek, 58th player in the world, in two sets (6-0, 6-3) and 1h07 of play. The first set was therefore concluded on a bicycle wheel, with a total of six break points for the Romanian, for three converted, including three at the time of conclusion (6-0). Finally, in the second and last set, at the start, Simona Halep lost her serve, despite a first ball saved. At 1-2, the best ranked of the two then obtained a first opportunity to unbreak, before achieving her goals on her opponent’s next face-off. The 19th player in the world even went on to win her competitor’s last serve, on her second opportunity, in stride, to conclude just after (6-3).

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