Osaka (AP) - Angelique Kerber has missed the jump to the tennis final of Osaka. The former world ranking first lost her semi-final match against Anastassiya Paveljutschenkowa from Russia with 3: 6, 3: 6.

The 31-year-old Kielerin was in the second round against the 41st in the world rankings quickly two breaks behind and could start even by a rebreak no catching up. After 79 minutes of playing time, the dream of the second final draw this year was over.

Kerber was coached for the second time by interim coach Dirk Dier at the hard course tournament in Osaka, which is endowed with 823,000 dollars. For the North Germans, this is the first semi-final since the grassroots tournament in Eastbourne in June, where the current number 15 in the world was even in the final.


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