Kerber and Halep bag first round wins

Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep had been among the the initially-round winners at the Bad Homburg Open up as Sabine Lisicki gained a key-attract WTA Tour match for the initially time considering that 2018 right after prolonged damage setbacks.

Defending winner Kerber accomplished a 6-2, 6-2 gain over Anastasia Gasanova on Tuesday immediately after getting built to hold out right away when a rain-delayed schedule pressured the match to be suspended halfway by way of the very first set on Monday.

Halep moved into the 2nd round with a 4-6 6-3 6-4 get over Katerina Siniakova, former US Open up winner Bianca Andreescu swept aside Martina Trevisan 6-3 6-1, and French Open semifinalist Daria Kasatkina saw off Jule Niemeier 6-1 3-6 6-1 in their second-round match.

Former Wimbledon finalist Lisicki has been plagued by repeated knee injuries and is actively playing with a wild card in Bad Homburg.

She beat fellow German Tamara Korpatsch 6-4 7-6 (7-5) in their to start with-round contest for her initially get in 4 many years in a entire WTA Tour celebration.

Sixth-seeded American Amanda Anisimova won 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-4) in opposition to Alison van Uytvanck to achieve the next round.

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