A former Wimbledon winner was too strong for Andrea Petkovic at the US Open.

The Hessian tennis player had to admit defeat in a good second-round match of the Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza 4: 6, 2: 6 on Wednesday.

After 1:29 hours, the Darmstadt resident said goodbye to the Grand Slam tournament in New York.

Petkovic, who will be 34 years old on September 9, was the only German next to Angelique Kerber, who is traded as a favorite, in the women's main field of the US Open.

The fact that she couldn't win any of the first three games against the Spaniard, who was ranked ninth, was decisive in set one. With 0: 3, the number 68 in the world fell behind and could not make up for it completely. In the end, a bit of luck was also missing when a ball she had struck was only a touch off before Muguruza's fourth set ball.

Again it was a little unfortunate when Muguruza again secured the quick break in the first game of the second set thanks to a net scooter.

Under the closed roof of the Louis Armstrong Stadium, Petkovic was again 0: 3 behind before the first game win for them lit up on the scoreboard.

But the burden of backlog was too high in the second sentence.

“Another great match played”, praised the German women’s boss Barbara Rittner as an expert at Eurosport.

Petkovic, who was repeatedly thrown back from protracted injuries, last reached the third round of a Grand Slam tournament two years ago in New York.

The former number nine in the world has already tried successfully as a book author and television presenter and actually wants to end her career after this season.

However, she has not ruled out another season after all. Their recently greatly improved appearances at least do not speak against it: At the beginning of August, Petkovic won a WTA tournament in Cluj-Napoca for the first time in six and a half years.