Kerber Ousted In Linz Opener As She Records Sixth Loss In Seventh Comeback Match

Kerber Ousted In Linz Opener As She Records Sixth Loss In Seventh Comeback Match

by Zachary Wimer

Angelique Kerber's comeback continued at the WTA 500 Austria Open Linz, but her performance wasn't very good again.

Kerber made her comeback Down Under a few weeks ago, but she wasn't able to win many matches. The German played five matches at the United Cup and won only one of those.

She didn't play all too badly but she still wasn't good enough to compete with some solid players. The Australian Open wasn't that good either, but she didn't have a really good draw getting Danielle Collins early.

Next up was a match in Linz where she hoped to finally turn the page and start winning. The opponent wasn't a particularly tough one as Lucia Bronzetti is a solid player, but certainly, one a player of Kerber's caliber should be able to beat.

The reality was a bit different as she struggled greatly in this one. This loss might be the worst loss she has suffered in this comeback, calling into question whether this will all work out. Her desire to make it work is certainly there, but if she plays like this, it's going to be really tough.

The opening set lasted only 29 minutes as Bronzetti won it 6-1. Kerber didn't serve all that well, and the Italian was able to take advantage. The Italian is a baseliner and was able to overwhelm Kerber from the baseline despite not serving so well either.

The second set was a bit more competitive because even though Bronzetti took the early lead, Kerber was able to battle back and make it an interesting match for a while. Bronzetti then broke once more, and the match quickly finished with the final score being 6-1, 6-3.

It was not the greatest match by Kerber, who struggled to exert any kind of pressure on Bronzetti, and that's not good news if she wants to take on the best.


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