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Bertens immediately turned off at the WTA-tournament Saint-Petersburg

Bertens immediately turned off at the WTA-tournament Saint-Petersburg

Kiki Bertens is the Monday immediately shut off at the WTA-tournament of Saint-Petersburg. The Dutch lost in the first round in three sets against Annika Beck: 7-5, 3-6 and 6-4.

Three weeks ago in Hobart was Bertens also been compared to the German number 67 of the world and when she won convincingly (6-1 and 6-2). In her first indoorpartij of 2017 seemed, initially, it’s also the right way to go for Bertens.

The Wateringse had in the first set with a 5-3 lead, but by three breaks in a row of Beck was still wrong (5-7). In the second set, was Bertens in the lesson (6-3), giving them a third set afdwong.

In that third set looked Bertens almost constantly at a disadvantage. They played very changeable, and was often broken.

The number 24 of the world stronger, however, still back, but missed again on her own service. At 5-4 and 40-30 got Beck her first matchpoint. Bertens worked that way, then on the second match point, still touch was for the German.

Disappointing start

ly because of its fast switch-off in the Russian city of kent Match in a disappointing beginning of the year. Also at the Australian Open and in Auckland she flew there immediately.

Only in Hobart, she knew two parties to win. They came to the quarter-finals.

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