The former number one of the world rankings defeated Darja Kassatkina on Sunday 6: 2, 6: 1. Because of the criminal war of Russia in Ukraine, the Russian is led as a neutral player. “I am very happy to be in the next lap,” Kerber said. “It was a good game of mine.” In the second round, Kerber now meets for the first time in her career on Iga Swiatek from Poland. The 20-year-old is the number four of the world rankings, Kerber is currently rank 16. The Masters in the Californian desert is one of the most important tournaments on the WTA tour. The Hartplatz event is endowed with 8 584 055 US dollars. Cerib was in the final in 2019 and lost in the quarter-finals in the event of Corona in the fall in the past year in the quarter-finals against the later winner Paula Badosa from Spain.