Angelique Kerber (WTA 16) last Thursday, her thirtieth birthday with a ticket for the third round of the Australian Open. In Melbourne overtook the German in the second round with a 6-4 and 6-1 of the Croatian Donna Vekic (WTA 52). The former number one of the world, who have been trained by Wim Fissette, had himself in her press conference after the game about the achievement of Elise Mertens (WTA 37).
Mertens came in the night between Wednesday and Thursday for the third round after a memorable contest. In the Rod Laver Arena got them in the first set to a 0-5 deficit against thuisspeelster Daria Gavrilova (WTA 23), against 1u50 local time the match 7-5, 6-2 match results on the scoreboard to appear.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever have a 0-5 deficit have recovered. I have it against Mertens included in my first race of the year in the Hopman Cup. That was a duel of high-level,” said Kerber, who in 2016, the Australian Open won. “Elise is still young, but I note that they are very hard working. She has a lot of potential. And if she keeps playing, she has a very bright future.”