Angelique Kerber failed at the WTA tournament in Indian Wells after a hard fight in the round of 16. The former world No.
Kerber (No. 15), who defeated the Chinese Zheng Qinwen and the Russian Daria Kasatkina after a bye in the first round, conceded the decisive break to make it 3:5 in the third set and was then unable to respond. Kerber had their first two victories of the year in California.
The three-time Grand Slam winner was the only German player in the field. Since the men around Alexander Zverev (Hamburg) have all been eliminated, the tournaments in Indian Wells continue without German participation in singles.