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Groenefeld defeated again
Anna-Lena G. was also defeated in round 1 at her 2nd tournement of the new year in sydney. the 21-year old german tennisplayer from Nordhorn lost her opening round 4-6 2-6 against Shahar Peer from Israel.
it was the 6th straight first round defeat in a row for groenefeld, who reached the QF of the French open last year. Since 3 month the #19 of the world is without a win at the WTA-tour.
"She's in a very difficult situation" says Fed-cup coach Barbara Rittner about germany's #1.
AFter Groenefeld left her controversial coach R. Font de Mora and came back to Germany things actually were looking up for her, but Groenefeld completly lost her form from last year and is obviously pretty overweight. "Moppel-Drama um unsere tennis-prinzessin" (~ roly-poly-drama around our tennis-princess
) wrote the "bild" (german yellow press).
At the beginning of octobre Groenefeld won her 1st round in stuttgart against Tatjana Malek, but lost her 2nd round against petrova as well as her following matches in Moskow, zurich Linz and Hasselt. Last week at the Gold coast she was deafeated immeadiatly in the 1st tound by Tatiana Garbin - not the best prospects for the Australien Open, that start next week.
"My last weeks weren't good at all, I'm unhappy with myself" said Groenefeld. The match against Peer last only 78 minutes. The german's serve didn't work well with a 45% first serves and 5 DF.
Despite Rittner is optimistic in terms of Groenefeld's future. "Anna-Lena will come back of this low, but it'll last some time."