5Again, Angelique Kerber lost to Canadian Bianca Andreescu. At the handshake she had to tell the 18-year-old something.
Angelique Kerber was pissed off. She did not even try to hide her bad mood – certainly not from her conqueror. The match ball was followed by a bad look and an icy handshake, garnished with unflattering words. “Biggest drama queen ever”, hissed Kerber of Canadian Bianca Andreescu in the face. In the third round of the WTA tournament in Miami, the Wimbledon champion not only lost the revenge on the 18-year-old super talent with 4: 6, 6: 4, 1: 6 – but also her composure.
After the final defeat against Andreescu a week ago in Indian Wells, Kerber had congratulated her after all with two quick cheekbreaks and then calmly declared that she had the tournament despite the final 4: 6, 3: 6, 4: 6 “much self-confidence” procured , Miami, however, left the 31-year-old Kieler annoyed by problems on the thigh and especially by Andreescu, who just did not want to surrender.
Andreescu’s reaction: “I’ll let my tennis speak”
During the game Andreescu was treated on the shoulder, in Indian Wells she had looked battered – and still won. For Kerber, who had fought back after a 1: 4 in the second set, apparently a bit too much drama. Andreescu did not want to comment heavily on the network incident, she was not sure what Kerber said exactly, she said, assuring, “I’ll let my tennis speak.”
This should be in spite of all trouble Kerber for the upcoming tournaments on the less beloved sand. The title at the French Open, the only one in her Grand Slam collection that she still lacks, she had spent after the commitment of coach Rainer Schüttler as a dream destination. For a cool head is needed.