In the next round of the hartplatz event, struff meets belgian david goffin.
Laura siegemund, meanwhile, has been eliminated in the second round of the WTA tournament. The 32-year-old from metzingen lost to russian vera swonareva 1:6, 1:6. The number 67 in the WTA rankings was the only german to qualify for the main draw of the tournament, which is being held as a dress rehearsal for the world championships to be held on 31 december. August’s US open, which begins in the same place, is considered to be.
American serena williams (38), seeded number three, reached the eighth finals with ease. The former world number one and 23-time grand slam winner beat arantxa rus from the netherlands 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 7-6 (7-0) after a tough battle.
Earlier, world number three karolina pliskova had lost early in the match. The number one seed from the czech republic lost on sunday (local time) against the world number 41. Veronika kudermetova (23) from russia 5:7 4:6. Even number two seed sofia kenin is no longer there. The fourth-ranked player in the world from the USA lost to alize cornet from france 1:6, 6:7 (7:9).
The tennis event, worth a total of 4.67 million dollars, had been moved from cincinnati to new york because of the coronavirus pandemic. The men’s and women’s events are held under strict hygiene and safety rules and without spectators.