US Open 2019 Results: Again! First-round finish for Angelique Kerber
Last of the four major Grand Slam tournaments in professionaltennis begin on Monday, August 26, 2019, the US Openwhich are held in New York. The main round follows the qualifying round and the draw for the US Open on 22.08.2019.
US Open 2019: All results and news from Flushing Meadows at a glance
What's new for the US Open 2019 as well as all results of the main round matches can be read here in the tournament overview news.de.
+++ Angelique Kerber fails in New York in round one +++
Game, set and victory for Kristina Mladenovic! Angelique Kerber is also eliminated at the US Open in the first round. Kerber ended up defeated 54th in the world with 5: 7, 6: 0, 4: 6.
+++ 26.08.2019: Australian Barty at US Open only with much trouble +++
French Open champion Ashleigh Barty averted an early exit at the US Open with a lot of effort. The number two in the tennis world won against Sarina Dijas from Kazakhstan on Monday in New York with 1: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2. Only after 1:41 hours did Barty make progress. The number three placed Czech Karolina Pliskova also had to fight hard. The finalist of the 2016 US Open wrestled her compatriot Tereza Martincova 7: 6 (8: 6), 7: 6 (7: 3) down.
+++ 26/08/2019: Canadian tennis pro Raonic says for US Open injured +++
Professional tennis player Milos Raonic will not attend the US Open in New York. The 28-year-old Canadian said he had a buttock muscle injury for the season's final Grand Slam tournament, the organizers said on Sunday (local time). For Raonic, number 22 in the world, the Pole Kamil Majchrzak moves forward. The US Open will start this Monday.
+++ 25.08.2019: That brings the day at the US Open in New York +++
The US Open will start in New York on Monday. At the last Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season, the Germans want to polish their previously mixed record this year. Right at the start is Angelique Kerber's turn. There are no Germans in the game of the day.
FIRST KERBER APPEARANCE: Since her early break as defending champion in Wimbledon Angelique Kerber has played two games - and lost both times. Even after the separation from her coach Rainer Schüttler is the former number one in the world in crisis. In the days of New York, the 31-year-old was relaxed. Will that be enough in the second match after 17.00 against Kristina Mladenovic from France?
THE OTHER GERMANS: Apart from Kerber, there are three more German tennis pros in Flushing Meadows on the first day. For the ladies Laura Siegemund against Magdalena Frech from Poland definitely has a chance to progress. In the men's qualifier Dominik Koepfer meets the Spaniard Jaume Munar. For Koepfer it is only the second Grand Slam tournament of his career after Wimbledon. Veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber also plays against number 25 Frenchman Lucas Pouille.
THE GAME OF THE DAY: Ever since the draw on Thursday night, the media in the US has been particularly interested in one topic: the duel between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. It is already the 20th comparison between the two superstars, the balance speaks clearly for the American, who won 17 games. Williams and Sharapova recently collided three years ago due to numerous injuries. And, hard to believe: At the US Open, the two rivals have never faced each other.
+++ 25.08.2019: Tennis player Mona Barthel has to cancel US Open because of injury +++
The US Open in New York will take place without tennis player Mona Barthel. The 29-year-old from Neumünster has to pass because of an injury on the right foot, as the organizers announced on Sunday. Barthel is followed by Belgian Kirsten Flipkens. Thus, at the last Grand Slam tournament of the season only eleven Germans - six men and five women - in the peloton.
+++ 25.08.2019: Kerber at US Open in New York against Mladenovic demanded +++
Angelique Kerber is challenged at the US Open on the first day. The 31-year-old meets on Monday in the second game after 17.00 clock (CEST) on the French Kristina Mladenovic. Kiel, slipped down to 14th in the world ranking list, wants to find its way out of the crisis at the last Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season. In addition to Kerber, three more Germans are in action for the start in Flushing Meadows. Laura Siegemund plays against Zhang Shuai from China, qualifier Dominik Koepfer against Spaniard Jaume Munar and veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber against Lucas Pouille from France.
+++ 23.08.2019: Tennis pros Koepfer and Kamke reach the main draw at US Open +++
Tennis pros Dominik Koepfer and Tobias Kamke have reached the peloton at the US Open. The 25-year-old Koepfer from Furtwangen prevailed on Friday in New York in the last qualifying round against the Japanese Yasutaka Uchiyama with 6: 3, 6: 4 by. For Koepfer it is the second Grand Slam participation of his career. In Wimbledon Koepfer was the first time this summer on the big stage.
The 33-year-old Kamke defeated Lukas Lacko from Slovakia with 7: 5, 6: 3. Thus, six German men and six German women are currently represented in the main field at the last Grand Slam tournament of the season. Anna-Lena Friedsam still had the chance to qualify on Friday.
+++ 23.08.2019: Kerber moves optimistic without coach in the US Open +++
Angelique Kerber does not put pressure on her search for a new coach. "I did not set a deadline, a week or so later, that's not what matters," Kerber said. Germany's best tennis player had left her coach Rainer Schüttler after her early break at Wimbledon in July.
Since then she travels to the tournaments without a permanent coach. Although it continues to be a bad sport since Schüttler's breakup, Kerber does not see any hurry. "I can even imagine traveling to the end of the season without a coach," said the 14th-lost former world number one.
In New York, Kerber faces Kristina Mladenovic of France in the first round. Although she has not won a game since Wimbledon, the 31-year-old is looking forward to the last Grand Slam tournament of the season. "Everything started here for me in 2011, and last but not least, the 2016 title is one of the best moments in my career." The anticipation for the US Open is here, "said Kerber.
+++ 22.08.2019: Murray during US Open at Challenger tournament in Mallorca +++
Apart from the US Open, the two-time tennis Olympic champion Andy Murray continues to work on his return to ancient strength. The Scot will compete in a second-rate Challenger tournament in Mallorca next week. Murray has accepted, according to the organizers, an invitation to the tournament, by the academy of his long-standing Spanish rival Rafael Nadal is organized.
Murray had been operated on the hip for the second time at the beginning of the year, a return of the 32-year-old on the tennis tour was not yet foreseeable. After the Scot began again in the doubles, he now plays again single, but lost most but each in the first round in Cincinnati and Winston-Salem. A challenger tournament, Murray last denied in 2005.
+++ 22.08.2019: McEnroe about Zverev: "It's obviously a mental problem" +++
Former tennis star John McEnroe does not expect German top duo Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev to be favorites at the US Open starting on Monday. "It would be very surprising if he came a long way in the US Open," said McEnroe in the Eurosport interview on Zverev. "It seems he can not concentrate on the tennis court to get his performance."
Zverev is ranked number six in New York's last Grand Slam tournament of the season. However, the 22-year-old never got beyond the third round there. Disputes with his longtime manager Patricio Apey and the separation of coach Ivan Lendl put a strain on Zverev in recent months.
To the early failure of the hamburger and its weaknesses at the serve last in Cincinnati McEnroe said: "It is obviously a mental problem."
Regarding Angelique Kerber, who also recently faltered, McEnroe said he was not sure "if she lost her motivation or if she is fit enough". In addition, he was uncertain about the extent to which it influenced the 31-year-old, currently traveling without a coach. "She has already achieved a lot in her career and is not too old to win anymore, but I do not know if she is currently emotionally, mentally or physically willing to do it." He does not know their current level of performance, said the US tennis icon.
As a favorite with the women, he called again Serena Williams. "I think she wants victory more than anyone else." In the men he put in Flushing Meadows on the Serbian defending champion Novak Djokovic,
+++ 21.08.2019: Zverev at US Open at number six set - Kerber at number 14 +++
Germany's best tennis pro Alexander Zverev is ranked number six at the US Open in New York on Monday. This is evident from the set lists published on Wednesday by the organizers of the last Grand Slam tournament of the season. The field will be led in Flushing Meadows by world ranking leader Novak Djokovic from Serbia.
For the ladies, Zverev's last weakening Angelique Kerber enters the tournament as 14th. As the second German Julia Görges is in position 26. Defending champion Naomi Osaka from Japan leads the field in the women's field.