The year-old, who was knocked out of the French Open in the second round by Latvian 12th seed Anastasija Sevastova on Wednesday, has a one-year-old minella tennis live Emma Lina, who was born in October Other mothers on the circuit include time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and former world number one Victoria Azarenka. Her daughter usually travels on tour with her and husband and coach Tim Sommer, but she has stayed in nearby Luxembourg with her grandparents due to the busy nature of Paris.
Babos was the 1st seed.
Bidding for a place in the Abierto GNP Seguros quarterfinals, Angelique Kerber hopes to steady herself after a first-round scare in a second-round clash with experienced Mandy Minella. Schiavone took the first set in the first-round encounter and although Kerber rebounded with a second set, the Italian stayed close throughout the third set before Kerber finally managed to close out the match in minutes, , , I'm happy that I stayed positive.
The season recorded by Kerber, with its three Grand Slam finals and two titles, was so stellar by any standards that it was always going to be virtually impossible for to exceed it — which is the only way to impress tennis fans and pundits, with their heavy bias towards the recent — but nevertheless, the drop-off has been quite sharp.
By comparison, this time last year she was an Australian Open champion, a runner-up at the Premier-level Apia International Sydney and a semifinalist in Miami — and would reach another semifinal at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston.
Returning to Monterrey after a three-year absence — last time she played, in , she finished runner-up to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova — Kerber is partly trying to wring what she can out of the spring hard-court season before transferring to clay, not her strongest surface, and partly hoping for a confidence-building run at a smaller tournament Monterrey is an International.
After an average start to the year — she lost in qualifying for Auckland, and in the first round of Hobart as a lucky loser — Minella made the second round of the Australian Open with a win over Magda Linette, and then went on to reach the semifinals of the WTA Tour event in Taipei City where she beat Jana Cepelova, Zhu Lin and then-world no.
Minella went on to successfully qualify for Dubai and Indian Wells and made the second round of the Miami Open with a hard-fought three-set win over Kristyna Pliskova. In Monterrey, where Minella was a quarterfinalist back in , she beat Elitsa Kostova 3 , to set up the second-round clash with Kerber.
In eight previous matches against top players, Minella has never so much as taken a set.