Kerber wins Sydney title in flawless start to 2018
Jan 15, 2018, 00:22
Angelique Kerber continued her return to form by clinching her first title of the season on Saturday, beating Ashleigh Barty in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 at the Sydney International. The former world No. 1 saw a career year in 2016, winning two Grand Slams, including one at the Australian Open.
Having defeated such class opposition will provide Kerber with great confidence tonight, and Barty will have to produce her best tennis to stop the German in her tracks.
"I felt like it was a pretty good level, to be honest". That's a really big part of tennis.' Kerber also spoke about the no. 1 ranking and how it changed her life: 'It was always my goal.
Now ranked outside the world's top 20, Kerber's form so far suggests that she has what it takes to reclaim her former mantle as the best player on the WTA tour. "I played the last match of 2017 against her, so it was not so long ago".
Barty's serve was much improved too, hitting just one double fault from the nine she dished up in the Gavrilova match. Elsewhere, Belgian Elise Mertens defended her Hobart International title with a rain-interrupted win over first-time WTA finalist Mihaela Buzarnescu.
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Her Sydney campaign is strong preparation for next week's Australian Open in Melbourne, where she opens against world number 69 Aryna Sabalenka.
"I shot myself in the foot with my serving in the first and didn't give myself an opportunity to be dominant on service games", Barty said. Regardless whether you're No.1, No.10, or 100 in the world, it's the best feeling for an Australian to be playing at the Australian Open.
Should Kerber and Sharapova both win their opening two matches, they will square off in a mouth-watering third-round clash made all the more spicy by recent tension between the pair.
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