Kerber says goodbye to Roma tournament in first round

German Angelique Kerber, former world number 1 and winner of three Grand Slam titles in her career, fell 6-3 6-1 against Czech Katerina Siniakova on Tuesday, number 61 in the ranking, in the first round of the tournament in Rome.

On a Pietrangeli track of the Roman Italic Forum deserted, as the tournament is played without an audience due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kerber said goodbye to the tournament in just 70 minutes against Siniakova with a lackluster performance.

Kerber, 32, a career winner of the 2016 Australian Open and US Open and 2018 Wimbledon, She had no options against Siniakova, a player she had always won against in the previous three meetings.

With the defeat of Kerber, the Roman tournament runs out of German players, as Julia Goerges was also defeated in the first round by Montenegrin Danka Kovinic.

After the elimination in the first round of the US Open suffered against the Estonian Kaia Kanepi, Siniakova was planted in the second round in Rome, in which she will face the Russian Daria Kasatkina, who could with Vera Zvonareva (double 6-2), who accessed the main draw with an invitation letter.

Results of the day.