Angelique Kerber is beaten by Elena Rybakina, Germany fails against Kazakhstan

“Angie has definitely improved from yesterday’s game. But of course it’s disappointing for everyone that we didn’t win this game,” said team manager Rainer Schüttler.

On Good Friday, Kerber failed in her first match on clay of the season against Yulia Putinseva (6:3, 3:6, 2:6).

Laura Siegemund had no chance against Rybakina afterwards at 0:6, 1:6 completely out of luck.

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While Kazakhstan goes to the final of the twelve best teams (November 8 to 13), the German team of captain Rainer Schüttler goes to the play-offs (November 11/12).

Kerber gives a 5:3 lead in the deciding set

Kerber rewarded against world number 19. Rybakina took a 5-3 lead in the deciding set. After 2:05, she conceded another defeat in a season that has been ruined for her so far.

After all, the German double with Anna-Lena Friedsam and Jule Niemeier was able to score a point at the end. The two Germans won 6:2, 3:6, 10:6 against Anna Danilina/Zhibek Kulambayeva. The fourth individual between Siegemund and Putintseva was no longer detained.

In the preparation, Kerber was slowed down by Corona, in the spring she had only two victories in Indian Wells. That will continue for her next week at the home tournament in Stuttgart.

Germany stay with two titles

Germany have won the women’s team competition, formerly known as the Fed Cup, twice (1987 and 1992). The team was last in the final eight years ago (1-3 in the Czech Republic).

In 2021, a final tournament was held for the first time. In Prague, Kerber and Co. were eliminated in the group stage.

This year, the decision on the title will take place without German participation.

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