In the match, which lasted less than an hour, the 23-year-old made too many mistakes. In the quarterfinals of flushing meadows 2011, kerber had still defeated the italian in three sets. Pennetta meets chinese zheng jie in the final of the hardcourt tournament.
Kerber’s defeated quarter-final opponent sabine lisicki is in doubt about her start at the first grand slam tournament of the year, which is scheduled for 16. January in melbourne starts. The number one seed from berlin had to retire from the german duel with kerber at 4:6, 3:4 due to an abdominal injury. "I hope it’s not that bad, and i can recover in a few days," said the 22-year-old while. The day before she had already decided not to play in the doubles because of a sore calf.
There was also an exchange for andrea petkovic at the tournament in brisbane. Last year’s finalist was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 655,000 dollar event against kaia kanepi from estonia. After 1:40 hours the german number one had to admit defeat with 1:6, 6:7 (7:9). "I am not at all satisfied with my performance today," said petkovic.