The US Open is over, in Luxembourg, among other places, the tennis women are already looking for the next, smaller title. Anna-Lena Friedsam narrowly failed on her opening hurdle. And also qualifier Jule Niemeier had to give up the sails.
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Anna-Lena Friedsam (Neuwied) was eliminated from the WTA tournament in Luxembourg after a slump in the third set. The 27-year-old, number 126 in the world rankings, was defeated in the first round of the 174 places lower ranking Dutch Arianne Hartono with 6: 7 (5: 7), 6: 3, 6: 7 (4: 7).
Friedsam led 4-1 and 5-2 in the decisive round, but lost the duel in the tie-break. Hartono will face Dortmund’s Jule Niemeier or former French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) in the round of 16.
Qualifier Jule Niemeier had no chance against Jelena Ostapenko on Tuesday evening. The Latvian won 6-2, 6-2