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Wimbledon 2022: Tournament surprise Jule Niemeier moves into the round of 16

2022-07-01T15:45:57.396Z

Her victory against Kontaveit, third in the world rankings, was a sensation, now the German Wimbledon debutant Jule Niemeier also defeated the Ukrainian Zurenko at the tournament - and has good chances in the round of 16.



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Jule Niemeier: »I love playing on grass.

That suits my game«

Photo: IMAGO/Paul Zimmer

Jule Niemeier continued her winning streak at the Wimbledon grass classic and reached the round of 16 for the first time.

The German tennis hope defeated the Ukrainian Lessia Zurenko 6: 4, 3: 6, 6: 3 on Friday and confirmed her previous success against the third in the world rankings Anett Kontaveit from Estonia.

After the game, exhausted, Niemeier dropped her racket and buried her face in both hands.

Almost like her surprise victory on Wednesday, with which she triumphantly stepped into the spotlight on the Wimbledon tennis stage.

In a break festival, both players stole the serve a total of 21 times.

After 2:04 hours, Niemeier converted the first match point through a backhand mistake by her opponent.

Instead of playing on court 1 in the second largest stadium, Niemeier played on outdoor court 18, and in windy conditions the world rankings came 97th.

getting better and better, equalized to 3:3.

With her forehand and stop balls, Niemeier initially dominated the game.

A mistake by Zurenko sealed the win of the first set after 49 minutes.

Niemeier used rare weaknesses of Zurenko

However, the sense of achievement did not ensure consistency.

Again Niemeier had to accept two service losses in a row, again it was 0:3.

Although she was able to equalize again as in the first set, the security did not return.

Zurenko mainly attacked the second serve and got the through after a failed shot by Niemeier at the net.

At the start of the third set there were five breaks in a row, and Niemeier went to the bench with a disbelieving smile at 3:2.

With a volley, the Dortmund woman got the first serve of the round and held her index finger to her temple.

With brains, Niemeier brought the match home.

For the biggest success of her career, she collects the equivalent of 219,000 euros.

Niemeier now meets Heather Watson from Great Britain (number 109 in the world rankings) or Kaja Juvan from Slovenia (number 62).

Like Niemeier, both are unseeded.

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Source: spiegel

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