Tatjana Maria attracted attention in Wimbledon and sensationally reached the semi-finals. Today, it was to continue directly at the WTA tournament in Lausanne, but the German did not compete.

Wimbledon semi-finalist Tatjana Maria (Bad Saulgau) has cancelled her first appearance on the WTA Tour after her coup at the All England Club. The 34-year-old did not appear for her first round match at the clay court tournament in Lausanne on Wednesday for initially unknown reasons. Her opponent, Frenchwoman Leolia Jeanjean, will now play her compatriot Caroline Garcia in the last 16 without a match.

At the weekend, Maria had won the German tennis championship title with her Bundesliga club TC Bredeney from Essen. Maria did not play two days after her semi-final exit in London against Ons Jabeur from Tunisia, but she supported her team on site.

From a German perspective, Wimbledon quarter-finalist Jule Niemeier (Dortmund) and 20-year-old Eva Lys from Hamburg are still in the running in Lausanne. Both will fight for a place in the quarter-finals in a direct duel on Thursday.

Gojowczyk fails in round of 16

Peter Gojowczyk was eliminated in the last 16 of the tournament in Newport. The 32-year-old from Munich lost to the US number two seed John Isner 3:6, 6:7 (6:8) on Wednesday. Isner, who is already 37 years old and 2.08 metres tall, is still feared for his hard serves and took revenge for his defeat in the only match against Gojowczyk so far. There are no more German players in the event, which is endowed with almost 595,000 dollars.