Both French Open in Paris the fourth day of competition is on the agenda.
Hope right from the start Andrea Petkovic to the next victory in their most successful Grand Slam tournament. With Victoria Azarenka but a high obstacle awaits the German.
Two German participants hit Center Court. First graduated there Angelique Kerber their second round match then Alexander Zverev.
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The 4th tournament day in the live ticker:
The most important games and results:
- Live now: V. Azarenka (BLR / 15) – A.Petkovic (GER) 6: 1
- from kl. 12.00: A. Kerber (GER / 21) – Jacquemot (FRA)
- ca. 14:00: A. Zverev (GER / 3) – S.Baez (ARG)
- ca. 15:00: N Djokovic (SRB / 1) – A Molcan (SVK)
- ca. 16:00: A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) – C. Alcaraz (ESP / 6)
- from 21:00: C. Moutet (FRA) – R. Nadal (ESP / 5)
12:16 – Petkovic – Azarenka – 1: 6, 4: 2
Azarenka now hits the lines very precisely again and also excels with a nice winner from the halfway line towards Petkovic’s race direction. The German is about to make his debut. But then she follows up with an ace and then another powerful serve before converting effortlessly at the net.
12:12 Kerber 1-0 Jacquemot
It was a start that Angelique Kerber might have wanted. With zero, she takes the service from her opponent. At the first breakball for the German, Jacquemot’s backhand longline flies wide.
12:09 – Petkovic – Azarenka – 1: 6, 3: 2
Petkovic sniffs for the double break. But in the crucial moments, Azarenka is more consistent in the rallies. 3: 2 to Petkovic with a break in set two.
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12:02 – Kerber – Jacquemot
Angelique Kerber’s next appearance is imminent. At Philippe Chatrier, the triple Grand Slam winner will have to deal with Frenchman Elsa Jacquemot. And she not only has the home crowd behind her, but is also the winner of the junior tournament 2020. So she should not be underestimated.
11:57 – Petkovic – Azarenka – 1: 6, 2: 1
Azarenka’s backhand ball flies wide. Petkovic has his first break point in the game. And then she builds up the competitions very nicely, gets more and more taken over and finally turns the volley into 2: 1.
11:54 – Petkovic – Azarenka – 1: 6, 1: 1
Important for Petkovic. After the lost first round, where she seemed a little hectic towards the end, she now wins her first service in the second set. After Azarenka’s forehand error at Spielball Petkovic, the score is 1-1.
11:46 – Petkovic – Azarenka – 1: 6
At Petkovic, the number of errors is now rising significantly. Three set balls for Azarenka. And on the third, Petkovic’s forehand lands in the net. The big difference in this set was that Azarenka made far fewer mistakes than his opponent. Both were brave and risked a lot, but the former world number one was the safest player.
11:38 – Petkovic – Azarenka – 1: 4
Two more break chances for Azarenka. Petkovic fends them off with great forehand winners. Then the German is actually on the trigger in the rally, but distorts the forehand and has breakball against him again. And the Belarusian uses it after a good return on the net. 4: 1 to Azarenka. It’s getting pretty clear now.
11:34 – Petkovic – Azarenka – 1: 3
Azarenka has a very good length in the baselines and hits the lines very precisely. Petkovic plays well and bravely, but overall her opponent is the slightly better and more stable player on the field. The score reflects this correctly.
11:30 – Petkovic – Azarenka – 1: 2
Both win their next service game relatively easily. Petkovic did not let the game’s losses take away her aggression right at the start and continued to attack. She converts the cue ball into the open field with a beautiful winner, having previously run Azarenka far across the field.
11:22 – Petkovic – Azarenka – 0: 1
It’s a pretty good start to the match. Both play offensively, looking for the winners and putting pressure on the other. However, Petkovic already has his fourth breakball against him. But it meets the German with a nice forehand winner from the half of the field. The first match of the match lasts almost twelve minutes. Both do not give each other anything here. But at that moment, Petkovic served the double fault on Azarenka’s fifth break point. Too bad for the Germans. 1-0 to Azarenka.
11:16 – Petkovic – Azarenka
Petkovic opens with its own service. The German serves bravely, even on another serve. But it also results in a double fault, which leads to the break point for Azarenka. But Petkovic looks for the Belarusian’s forehand with powerful blows and fends off the break chance. Azarenka has second chance online, but then misses the return.
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And otherwise it starts in earnest in Roland-Garros today. From a German point of view, Philippe Chatrier is in focus. Angelique Kerber and then Alexander Zverev will be there from noon. In addition, as the third match on Suzanne Lenglen we also see Novak Djokovic against the Slovak Alex Molcan today.
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Things get serious for Andrea Petkovic. The German faces Victoria Azarenka. This is the fifth meeting. Azarenka leads 3: 1 in a direct duel. However, three of the four previous meetings were nine years or more ago.
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After recent days of rain, the weather stabilized in the Boulogne district of Paris this Wednesday. The sky over the French city presents itself in glorious sunshine. The temperatures are between 17 degrees at the start of the day’s game day at 11.00 and up to 20 degrees in the afternoon. The probability of rain increases to a maximum of 15 percent between 15.00 and 17.00 and decreases continuously during the day. So it’s done for Alexander Zverev, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic.
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