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Sport Kerber wins Sydney title in perfect start to 2018

11:10  13 january  2018
11:10  13 january  2018 Source:   omnisport.performgroup.com

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.

Angelique Kerber made the perfect start to 2018 , winning the Sydney International after beating Ashleigh Barty in the final on Saturday. Kerber , who won two grand slam titles in 2016, will carry winning form and confidence into the Australian Open.

Angelique Kerber made the perfect start to 2018 , winning the Sydney International after beating Ashleigh Barty in the final on Saturday. Kerber , who won two grand slam titles in 2016, will carry winning form and confidence into the Australian Open.

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.

I'm back – Kerber buoyed despite Australian Open exit .
After a torrid 2017, Germany's Angelique Kerber was pleased with her strong showing at the Australian Open following a semi-final exit.Angelique Kerber had no difficulty in taking positives from her run to the last four at the Australian Open, despite passing up two match points against Simona Halep.

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