Laura Siegemund failed at her opening hurdle in Budapest, as did Tamara Korpatsch in Lausanne and Dominik Koepfer in Newport. Qualifier Eva Lys, on the other hand, followed Jule Niemeier into the next round. Dominic Thiem was also able to celebrate.

Young hope Eva Lys reached the last 16 at the WTA tournament in Lausanne and thus made a duel with Wimbledon surprise Jule Niemeier perfect. The 20-year-old German champion won her opening match against world No. 60 Varvara Gracheva of Russia 7-5, 6-4 on Tuesday after first fighting her way into the main draw via qualifying.

Niemeier, who reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon where she lost to Tatjana Maria, had already beaten Switzerland’s Ylena In-Albon 7-5, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3 on Monday.

Korpatsch loses after Corona recovery – Siegemund out

Tamara Korpatsch, on the other hand, was eliminated. The 27-year-old from Kaltenkirchen lost the 251,750 dollar clay court event against the number three seed Irina-Camelia Begu from Romania 4:6, 2:6. Korpatsch had tested positive for the Corona virus after the grass court classic in Wimbledon and had to cancel her start at the tournament in Contrexeville, France, last week.

Meanwhile, Laura Siegemund failed to clear her opening hurdle in Budapest. The 34-year-old from Metzingen was beaten 3-6, 4-6 by Aleksandra Krunic from Serbia.

Thiem can cheer in Bastad

Dominic Thiem had reason to celebrate on Tuesday. The 2020 US Open winner, who celebrated his first win in 419 days at the Challenger in Salzburg, won his second match this year in Bastad, Sweden. The Austrian battled on to beat Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5). Thiem had waived his Wimbledon participation in view of his lack of form. In March, he celebrated his comeback after a complicated wrist injury.

Murray gives Querrey no chance

German players also played in the USA. In the 250 event in Newport, however, Dominik Koepfer lost out. In the grass court tournament, the 28-year-old lost to the US qualifier Christopher Eubanks in two sets 4:6, 5:7.

Andy Murray did better, returning to Newport for the first time since 2006 and beating local hero Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-0 in no time at all.