US Open live: Petkovic wins first set, Görges marches towards equalization
Julia Görges (GER) - Natalia Wichljanzewa (RUS) 1: 6, 6: 1, 4: 4
Tobias Kamke (GER) - Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 1: 1, -: -, -: -
18.48 clock: Between Julia Görges and Natalja Wichljanzewa it is in the decisive set three currently 4: 4 - there is really still everything in it.
Andrea Petkovic wins sovereign against Mihaela Buzarnescu
18:46: Game, set and win for Andrea Petkovic! With 6: 3 and 6: 4, she prevails against Mihaela Buzarnescu and is in the next round.
6:26 pm: While Andrea Petkovic and Julia Görges have been in action for almost one and a half hours, Tobias Kamke will intervene in the next few minutes. His opponent in seventh place will be the Spaniard Fernando Verdasco - a difficult task for the 33-year-old.
18:09: There is the set compensation for Julia Görges against Natalia Wichljanzewa!
6 pm: Andrea Petkovic wins the first set 6: 1, Julia Görges now serves equal to the set compensation at the score of 5: 1.
17:52: After her lightning start Andrea Petkovic gets a little more trouble against Mihaela Buzarnescu. After the fast 4: 0 lead, the Romanian now approaches 4: 3.
5:45 pm: With a delay, Julia Görges gets going, she quickly takes the lead in the second leg 3-0. This, of course, is also an important signal to Natalja Wichljanzewa, who has not decided anything here yet.
17:34: For Julia Görges the first set is already completed in less than 30 minutes! With 1: 6 this goes to her opponent from Russia. Since the German has to increase properly, to turn the game still.
17:25: While Andrea Petkovic made an exemplary start to her first match at the US Open, Julia Görges is struggling. Petkovic leads 3-0 in the first set after about 15 minutes, while Görges has just won her first game and is 1-3 down.
17:09: Now it starts in Flushing Meadows in New York's Queens district! Andrea Petkovic opens the match against Mihaela Buzarnescu, Natalja Wichljanzewa serves for the start against Julia Görges.
US Open: Boris Becker did not get any beer in the supermarket
17:05: The start of the first two matches with German participation will start in the next few minutes. It's 11:05 local time in New York, day two of the US Open begins.
16:38: We take a look at the two opponents Andrea Petkovic (31) and Julia Görges (30). Petkovic's opponent Mihaela Buzarnescu (31) is currently number 121 in the world and her biggest win was her win at the WTA tournament in San José in August 2018. Natalja Wichljanzewa (22), the opponent of Görges, is currently ranked number 92 in tennis world ranking.
16:06: Curious news there is off the field by Boris Becker. The tennis legend has failed in a New York supermarket claims to buy beer without a badge. The saleswoman had thought him too young tweeted the 51-year-old. Because he could not identify himself and the saleswoman did not take his age, he had to leave his beer. "I take that as a compliment," wrote Becker on Monday evening. In most US states, the minimum age for buying alcohol is 21 years. The three-time Wimbledon winner Becker is during the US Open for the TV station Eurosport in New York as an expert in action.
3.30 pm: Two wins have brought the German tennis pros on Monday. Will there be further successes on the second day of the US Open? Especially Alexander Zverev is in focus. But also with the ladies are some interesting games with German participation on the program.
- 17.00: Andrea Petkovic - Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROM)
- 17.00: Julia Görges - Natalia Wichljanzewa (RUS)
- 18:15: Tobias Kamke - Fernando Verdasco (ESP) *
- 7 pm: Tatjana Maria - Kaia Kanepi (EST) *
- 7:00 pm: Cedrik-Marcel Stebe - Filip Krajinovic (SRB) *
- 7.30pm: Jan-Lennard Struff - Casper Ruud (NOR) *
- 19.30: Alexander Zverev - Radu Albot (ROM) *
First Zverev appearance: Does Alexander Zverev do better on his first appearance in New York than Angelique Kerber? After Kerber's new departure on Monday against Frenchman Kristina Mladenovic, expectations for Zverev have risen once again. Like Kerber, the 22-year-old is currently in a sporting low. Zverev is the clear favorite against Radu Albot of Moldova. The native of Hamburg has never got beyond the third round at the US Open. He wants to know this year.
The other Germans: In addition to Zverev six more Germans are in action. With the ladies the hopes after the Kerber off rest mainly on Julia Görges, which gets it from 17.00 o'clock to deal with the Russian Natalia Wichljanzewa. Andrea Petkovic, who is extra motivated in her favorite New York City, is always good for entertainment. The Darmstadt girl also gets to do it from 17.00 clock with Mihaela Buzarnescu from Romania. In the men's side next to Zverev still Jan-Lennard Struff encounters special interest. The Warsteiner plays against Casper Ruud from Norway.
The favorites: Defending champion Naomi Osaka returns to the place where she won a memorable final against Serena Williams a year ago. At the Arthur Ashe Stadium, the Japanese woman will be treated to Anna Blinkowa from Russia. In the Night Session all eyes are on Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard plays against John Millman from Australia, who threw Roger Federer in the second round in 2018.
* scheduled start time, depending on the previous matches at the respective place.