Posted by: porschebahn | June 5, 2012

Porsche Team Germany player continues winning streak in Paris

Angelique Kerber in French Open quarterfinals

Stuttgart. Angelique Kerber has continued her winning streak at the French Open. The Porsche Team Germany player beat Croatian Petra Martic 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam tournament in Paris for the first time. In the girl’s singles, Porsche Talent Team Germany’s Annika Beck and Antonia Lottner both advanced to the second round.

After winning the first set comfortably, Angelique Kerber then had her work cut out in the second. Everything was going to plan up to 4-2 but the 24-year-old German then lost her rhythm and was pegged back to 4-4 after losing her serve. But the world No. 10, who reached the semifinals of the last year’s US Open, kept her nerves and quickly found her game again against the Croatian, a player she had never beaten. She eventually closed out the match after 1 hour 42 minutes with her third match point to clinch a place in the quarterfinals. In the last eight she will meet the strong Italian Sara Errani who was an easy two-set winner against Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, the winner of both the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and the French Open in 2009.

Two members of the Porsche Talent Team Germany enjoyed good starts in the first round of the girl’s singles at the French Open. Eighteen-year-old Annika Beck cruised past Argentine Victoria Bosio 6-2, 6-1. A big surprise was sprung by 15-year-old youngster Antonia Lottner who was also a comfortable 6-2, 6-1 winner against the No. 4 seeded Russian Irina Khromacheva.


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