Sport Kerber wins Sydney title in perfect start to 2018

11:10  13 january  2018
11:10  13 january  2018 Source:   Omnisport

Kerber back in top 20 after reaching Sydney final

  Kerber back in top 20 after reaching Sydney final Angelique Kerber will move back into the world's top 20 after progressing to the final of the Sydney International.Former world number one Angelique Kerber maintained her perfect record in 2018 as she saw off Camila Giorgi in straight sets to reach the Sydney International final.

Can Kerber silence the crowd and complete the perfect start to her 2018 campaign? Kerber started her Sydney campaign with tough 3 set wins over Lucie Safarova and Venus Williams.

Kerber : perfect in Perth. 6 January 2018 , by Hopman Cup. “I won all four matches and that gives me a lot of confidence for the next matches, for Sydney and for Melbourne,” said the German, a Swiss precision lands third Hopman Cup title . 6 January 2018 . Bencic & Kerber relish Perth progress.

AngeliqueKerber - Cropped: German Angelique Kerber © Provided by Omnisport German Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber made the perfect start to 2018, winning the Sydney International after beating Ashleigh Barty in the final on Saturday.

The German endured a tough campaign last year, but appears close to recapturing her best form, claiming a title to begin the season with a 6-4 6-4 win over Barty.

Kerber, who won two grand slam titles in 2016, will carry winning form and confidence into the Australian Open.

The title marked the 11th of her career but first since she won since the US Open in 2016.

For Barty, 21, it was a fine start to the year, although she was unable to add to her one WTA Tour crown – won in Malaysia in 2017.

A single break in the first set was enough for Kerber, who pulled clear from 3-3 in the second to win the trophy.

Kerber has been drawn to face fellow German Anna-Lena Friedsam in the Australian Open first round, while Barty plays Aryna Sabalenka.

Giorgi marches into Sydney semis with Radwanska upset .
Following wins against Sloane Stephens and Petra Kvitova, Camila Giorgi recorded a comfortable victory over Agnieszka Radwanska in Sydney.Camila Giorgi's remarkable week at the Sydney International continued with a 6-1 6-2 demolition of Agnieszka Radwanska on Thursday.

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