Kerber battle with Fridesum to reach US Open third round | Tennis news

Kerber battle with Fridesum to reach US Open third round | Tennis news

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New York: former champion Angelique Kerber Came through a fierce All-German fight against Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-3, 7-6 (6) to book their place in the third round on Wednesday US Open.
Kerber, seeded 17th, was knocked out of the block with a 3–0 lead, but 109th-ranked Friedsam won and hardened his more prolific compatriot to victory.

Friedsam broke back, but surrendered his own serve in the sixth game at 40–0, allowing 2016 winner Kerber to regain control with another break.
At the start of the second set, Kerber immediately broke down but Friedsam again refused to buckle and when the left-hander fired a forehand wide, he responded back.
Friedesham, who suffered a loss in the first round, were eliminated in their previous main draw. Lush grassland, Grew increasingly confident and worked tirelessly to force Kerber into a tiebreak Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Kerber attempted a dropshot at her first match point at 6-5, but a wild forehand from Fridesum gave her another chance and she converted on the second attempt.
Kerber, who played in the 50th Grand Slam tournament, said on the court, “It was a really difficult match and it’s never easy mentally when you play against a German.”
The 13th seed in front of Kerber will be either an American challenge Alison Riske Or Ann Lee.

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