Tennis

Another early exit for Kerber

World No. 2 Angelique Kerber finally got to play her first match at the rain-affected Qatar Open on Thursday, then promptly crashed out of the tournament.

Kerber, who had received a first-round bye, lost 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 to Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina in a second-round match. The German had also lost to the 19-year-old at the Sydney International last month.

"I was not feeling the best today. I was trying to find my rhythm," said Kerber, who added that she had been suffering from a cold but did not want to make "a drama out of this". - AFP

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