Australian Open: Gojowczyk and Maria fail in round one

Tennis pro Peter Gojowczyk failed in the first round of the Australian Open.

The 32-year-old from Munich lost 3: 6, 3: 6, 3: 6 to Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi in his first round match on Monday. In the end, Gojowczyk had no chance and after a playing time of 1:36 hours he had to face the world number 65. give up.

Gojowczyk had recently fought his way up to 87th place in the world rankings and had advanced to the round of 16 as a qualifier at the US Open last year – in Melbourne he was unable to build on his success.

For Tatjana Maria, too, the tournament is already over after the first day. The athlete from Bad Saulgau sold against the US Open semifinalist Maria Sakkari in the 4: 7, 6: 7 (2: 7) defeat but expensive.

Australian Open: Eight Germans in action on the first day

34-year-old Maria was in the peloton in Melbourne because of her Protected Ranking, although she is only ranked 258 in the world. She only returned to the tour in July 2021 after the birth of her second daughter and a break of almost a year.

A total of eight German professionals are in action on the first day of the tournament, including Olympic champion Alexander Zverev in a duel with compatriot Daniel Altmaier in the night session in the Rod Laver Arena. Three-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber intervened on Tuesday against Kaia Kanepi.


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