Sport Kerber wins Sydney title in perfect start to 2018

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

Zverev grateful to Kerber after Hopman Cup victory, Bouchard suffers buttocks injury

  Zverev grateful to Kerber after Hopman Cup victory, Bouchard suffers buttocks injury Germany scraped past Australia, while Eugenie Bouchard sustained a buttocks injury at the Hopman Cup.Alexander Zverev gave all the credit to Angelique Kerber as Germany edged past Australia to reach the Hopman Cup final, while Eugenie Bouchard suffered an injury scare ahead of the Australian Open.

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.

Kerber survives scare en route to quarters .
Angelique Kerber rallied to beat Hsieh Su-wei in Monday's fourth-round clash at the Australian Open, setting up a meeting with Madison Keys.Former world number one Angelique Kerber came from a set and 5-4 down as she saw off Hsieh Su-wei 4-6 7-5 6-2 to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.

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