Melbourne (AP) - Angelique Kerber is eliminated in the round of 16 of the Australian Open. The best German tennis player lost in Melbourne against the Russian Anastassija Pavlyuchenkova 7: 6 (7: 5), 6: 7 (4: 7), 2: 6 and missed the quarter-finals in Melbourne on Monday.
This means that none of the five German participants at the start is represented in the women's competition of the first Grand Slam tournament of the season. Kerber had won her first of three Grand Slam titles in Melbourne four years ago. Her last Grand Slam quarter-final so far reached the world rankings-18. from Kiel on their way to the Wimbledon victory 2018.