Despite a perfect upbeat their top duo warned Germany coach Barbara Rittner with mischief. With convincing victories Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber had brought the German tennis ladies in the Fed Cup semi-final in Australia on Saturday with a 2-0 lead. Only one point is missing now for the first-finals for 22 years and a final on 8/9 November against either Italy or the Czech Republic at home away from home.
However, after the remarkable performances of good friends Petkovic and Kerber may actually be no doubt that this year finally works with the first Fed Cup final since 1992 "You can tell this team has one goal:. We want to reach the final . And just as the two girls have also occurred today, "team boss Rittner said, relieved and impressed by the events before 4300 spectators at the Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane.
Ahead of the clash with Stosur she's warned: 2011 Kerber defeated the eventual tournament winner in the semifinals of the U.S. Open on hard court, 2012 playoff duel of the World Group in Stuttgart on clay. At that time, Stosur won both singles, the German women were relegated to the World Group II. "I hope that I can beat them at last," Kerber said. "We want this rematch," added Rittner.
Much more relaxed allowed the German delegation Down Under then watch Kerber. From the first ball change at she dictated the tempo and rhythm. 28 minutes took the first set, the second even six minutes less. "I'm incredibly proud of them and take off my hat," Rittner said. The feeling of a Fed Cup finals knows them as opposed to their players already. In 1992 Rittner with Steffi Graf, Anke Huber and Sabine Hack in the victory against Spain in Frankfurt / Main in Germany's squad. Go here rabattjetzt.biz to read more