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Live Ticker Angelique Kerber – Elise Mertens (Wimbledon Women 2022, 3rd round)

16:39

A. Kerber – E. Mertens 2:5

At 3:30 p.m., Kerber is at least on the trigger, but then puts the backhand into the net. At 30 both there is the next chance, this time with the backhand cross, which hisses just wide. Ultimately, the game goes to 5:2 to Mertens. The pressure increases for Kerber, who immediately serves against the loss of the set.

16:35

A. Kerber – E. Mertens 2:4

Good reaction from Kerber! She creates a quick service game with service winner and only one point from the opponent, that will have done her good. She shortened to 2: 4, but now she has to counter something when Mertens serves.

16:32

A. Kerber – E. Mertens 1:4

Kerber wants to try something new and conjures up a stop from the wrist. But unfortunately she doesn’t get that over the edge of the net either. A bit symbolic for the previous appearance of the woman from Kiel, who tried hard but acted unsuccessfully and incorrectly. Mertens has everything under control and is 4-1.

16:29

A. Kerber – E. Mertens 1:3

1:3! Kerber is able to fend off a breakball, but then has to go over the second serve and ultimately puts the forehand just behind the baseline. Can Mertens now confirm the advantage of the break?

16:28

A. Kerber – E. Mertens 1:2

This is not unexpected! Kerber tries to put pressure on, but the mistake with the forehand longline still comes into the net. That’s a bit too much with the mistakes, two break points for Mertens!

16:25

A. Kerber – E. Mertens 1:2

The Belgian’s next service game also passes Kerber too quickly. She doesn’t find the right rallies and makes too many simple mistakes. Mertens makes it 2-1.

16:21

A. Kerber – E. Mertens 1:1

That went well again. Kerber bites in and benefits from a mistake by the opponent on the ball, who is not good with the backhand and only hits the ball with the frame. 1:1!

16:20

A. Kerber – E. Mertens 0:1

Kerber has problems at the start! Mertens seems more active, goes to the net early and scores there with the volley. But Kerber churns out a strong first serve in response, 30 both!

16:18

A. Kerber – E. Mertens 0:1

Confident start for the Belgian: She keeps the rallies short and gets the game to zero. Mertens leads 1-0, now Kerber is serving for the first time.

16:17

A. Kerber – E. Mertens 0:0

Here we go, Elise Mertens serves!

16:08

Direct comparison

In the only duel on the tour so far, Mertens had the upper hand. She won the 2019 Qatar semifinals in three sets against Kerber. With a win, Mertens could match her best result of 2019, where she also reached the 4th round in singles. In 2021 she won the final in doubles alongside Su-wei Hsieh. Kerber, winner of 2018, was in the semi-finals last year and would like to achieve or even top this result.

15:53

Mertens with comeback qualities

Elise Mertens received significantly more resistance in her first two games. She needed 3 sets against Camila Osorio, but it was even harder against Panna Udvardy. The Hungarian won the first set and already had match point in the second round before Mertens fought back and won the tie-break. The match was then stopped due to darkness and continued on Thursday, where Mertens secured the third set 7:5.

15:42

Kerber without any effort

Angelique Kerber started the tournament without any problems. In round 1, she literally swept over Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic in the first set, who was only able to defend herself in the second round, but had no chance (6:0, 7:5). Also in the second round the Pole Magda Linette caused little danger with 6:3, 6:3. So Kerber goes into the third round confidently and without losing a set.

15:35

Wimbledon 2022: Round 3

Welcome to the 3rd round at Wimbledon 2022! Angelique Kerber meets Belgian Elise Mertens. The match starts on Court 1 following the game between Heather Watson and Kaja Juvan, which is in the final stages of the 2nd set!

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