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Wimbledon: Niemeier and Siegemund also fail

In 2022, Jule Niemeier caused a sensation at Wimbledon. This time she was eliminated in the second round. Laura Siegemund, the last German, was eliminated shortly afterwards.

Two years after her completely surprising quarter-final appearance, tennis player Jule Niemeier has been eliminated from Wimbledon after the second round for the second time in a row. The 24-year-old from Dortmund lost the grass court classic in London to Jelina Switolina 3:6, 4:6.

The Ukrainian is currently ranked 21st in the world rankings, well ahead of Niemeier, who is ranked 90th. Switolina reached the semi-finals at Church Road last year. In the third round, she will now face last year's finalist Ons Jabeur, who is seeded tenth.

At the beginning of the second set, Niemeier took out a notebook and read something on a piece of paper, but after 75 minutes she had to congratulate her opponent. Niemeier had impressed in the first round the day before against the Swiss Viktorija Golubic.

Shortly after Niemeier, Laura Siegemund, the last remaining German starter, said goodbye to the tournament. The 36-year-old world number 72 put up a great fight against fourth-seeded Elena Rybakina, even winning the second set. In the end, however, the favorite, who triumphed in the grass classic in 2022, prevailed. 6:3, 3:6, 6:3 was the score for the Kazakh after more than two hours.

Former Fed Cup boss and current TV expert Barbara Rittner praised her on Amazon Prime: “I am once again impressed by Laura. It was a great match from her, she gave it her all and can't reproach herself for anything.”

This means that after the second round of the most important tennis tournament in the world, none of the six German women who started in the main draw are still represented. Previously, Angelique Kerber, Tatjana Maria, Tamara Korpatsch and Eva Lys were all eliminated in the first round.

In the men's competition, Alexander Zverev and Jan-Lennard Struff are still in the race after Maximilian Marterer, Yannick Hanfmann (both 1st round) and Daniel Altmaier (2nd round) had said goodbye.

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