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The Billie Jean King Cup is already over for the German tennis women after two days. The defeat against Switzerland seals the preliminary round.

Angelique Kerber pushed himself with all the means against the premature K.O., again and again a loud Come on burst out – but at the end of a long season, the forces were no longer enough. The German Tennis women have already failed at the Billie Jean King Cup in the preliminary round, the defeat against Switzerland buried on Tuesday all residual hops on the semi-final in the horror group D.

Of course we are sad and disappointed that it did not work, said the three-time Grand Slam winner Kerber after the 7: 5, 2: 6, 2: 6 against Olympic champion Belinda Bencic, which already from the final Double sealed. Towards the end of the match, she even got a bit of my back, Kerber said, But anyone who knows me knows that I m fighting to the end.

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Previously, Andrea Petkovic Viktorija Golubic had to be beaten 4: 6, 5: 7. After the 1: 2 on Monday against host Czech Republic, the selection of the German Tennis Federal (DTB) has no chance to reach the semifinals in the premiere of the reformed team competition as a group winner.

The German players experienced a true contrast program on Tuesday. On the eve of the Prague Center Court, they had experienced a good 10,000 Czech fans loudly 10,000 mainly Czech fans, rattled against Switzerland only around 150 spectators in the smaller beschalle.

And the hopes of the small German fishing group were dampened directly because Petkovic as the eve of Golubic was bad out of the starting blocks and was a 0: 4 residue. These are so time when I realize the age a bit, the 34-year-old told, My body took 20 to 30 minutes to get going.

Kerber loses after treatment break

But Petkovic fought himself into the match with much more bissiger body language, even yielded three sentence balls in the second round. But directly after the opportunities awarded, she conceded the crucial break – and increased the pressure on Kerber enormously.

But as on Monday against world ranking trims and French-open winner Barbora Krejcikova, the German top player initially showed a strong performance. The Power of the Swiss constituted Kerber her dreaded counterestis and remained above all under pressure freezing cold. Bencic, on the other hand, showed 5: 6 for the first time – which the German number one immediately punished.

After Bencic Fuchsteuelswild was in the cabin in the cabin and received a warning, but she started more printers in the second set and breeding kerber immediately. The Kieler, who returned to the top 10 world ranking on Monday after more than two years ago, was impressed with two double errors again issued their premium to 1: 4 and had to be set in the decision. Even there fought Kerber bitched, but had to take a treatment break after the break to 2: 3 and had observantly unattended to oppose.

It remains for Germany for two titles in the most important team competition of the woman s tennis. 1987 and 1992, the DTB selection gained the then Fed Cup led by Steffi Graf.

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