New York (AP) - For Angelique Kerber, the peculiar US Open in the round of 16 are over.
Germany's best tennis player had no chance for a long time in New York with a 1: 6, 4: 6 against American Jennifer Brady.
Kerber was unable to take advantage of the fact that the women's table is thinned out due to the corona.
In the almost deserted Louis Armstrong Stadium, the New York winner from 2016 had little to oppose to Brady, who was in good shape and placed in 28th position, and fought her way too late into the match.
The world rankings 23.
failed due to pressure from the American and her weak serve.
The 32-year-old from Kiel has to wait for her first Grand Slam quarter-finals since her Wimbledon triumph two years ago.
The women’s field continues without German participation.
Kerber had not played any matches for months before the US Open and only decided to travel to New York at short notice.
The world rankings 41.
Brady, on the other hand, came up with a recommendation for Lexington to win the tournament.
The 25-year-old American competed accordingly self-confidently, and the Kiel native got into great difficulties from the start.
The three-time Grand Slam winner conceded breaks to 1: 3 and 1: 5, after only 22 minutes the first set was gone.
It was a humiliation for the New York winner from 2016. In her three victories before, Kerber had not lost a set.
Coach Michael Geserer, who previously coached German number two Julia Görges, had apparently adjusted Brady well to Kerber.
Kerber had returned to her previous successful coach Torben Beltz during the Corona break.
But even that didn't help her for the chance of the Grand Slam semifinals.
After six lost games in a row, Kerber also took Brady once to serve to make it 1-1 in the second set and cheered himself on.
At 2: 3 from their point of view, the German tennis hope hid their face under a towel, Brady returned with a bandaged left thigh.
But the turning point was not brought about by the more competitive second set.
As with the Australian Open at the beginning of the year, Kerber missed the round of the top eight in this strange New York adventure.
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