Too wet and too dark: Angelique Kerber's (34) first-round match at the Bad Homburg Open had to be stopped.

Too wet and too dark: Defending champion Angelique Kerber’s first appearance at the lawn tennis tournament in Bad Homburg had to be postponed.

Bad Homburg – This is definitely not how she imagined it! The first appearance of defending champion Angelique Kerber (34) at lawn tennis-Tournament in bad Homburg had to be adjourned.

Too wet and too dark: Angelique Kerber’s (34) first-round match at the Bad Homburg Open had to be stopped. © Thomas Frey/dpa

The first round match of the 34-year-old German 2018 Wimbledon champion against Anastasia Gasanova (23) from Russia was stopped on Monday evening when the score was 4-2 in the first set. The lawn had gotten too wet. The encounter will continue this Tuesday.

There were hours of delays due to rain showers. Kerber was only able to go to Center Court more than four hours late.

The tournament in Bad Homburg is her last preparation for the Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon from June 27th to July 10th. A win against Gasanova would see her meet Italy’s Lucia Bronzetti (23) in the round of 16.

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Of the six German main draw participants, Tatjana Maria (34) managed to beat the Russian Anastasia Potapova (21) and Jule Niemeier (22) 6: 2, 6 despite several rain interruptions: 2 against the American Claire Liu (22) the round of 16.

Local hero Andrea Petkovic (34) was eliminated on Sunday. The Darmstadt native lost to world number 12 Darja Kassatkina (25, Russia).

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