WTA Melbourne: Kerber with the next win
Angelique Kerber (33) is still in good early form before the Australian Open. The German number one defeated the Tunisian Ons Jabeur 6: 4, 6: 4 on Friday and will now face the Greek Marria Sakkari in the quarter-finals of the "Grampians Trophy" in Melbourne.
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last edit: Feb 05, 2021, 10:41 am
In the tournament, which was added to the program at short notice, players like Victoria Azarenka and Jennifer Brady are also in the running. Kerber lost to Brady at the US Open in autumn 2020.
Meanwhile, the players and those responsible for the Australian Open can breathe a sigh of relief. After the infection with an employee of a quarantine hotel, the tests of the tennis professionals all turned out negative. This was announced by the organizers of the Grand Slam tournament starting on Monday.
"All tests that were carried out yesterday on quarantine participants gave negative results," said those responsible on Twitter. 520 tennis professionals, officials and employees had to be isolated and tested because of the incident, play in six preparatory tournaments was suspended on Thursday in Melbourne. The matches took place again on Friday.