Angelique Kerber takes maiden WTA title
Stuttgart. What a dream week for Angelique Kerber:
She won her first match for Germany at Porsche Team Germany’s Fed Cup premiere in Stuttgart’s Porsche Arena.
And now in Paris, she has celebrated her first career WTA title.
In the thrilling final of the Open GDF SUEZ on Sunday, the 24 year-old German beat Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli after three hard-fought sets 7-6, 5-7, 6-3. She pocketed 107,000 dollars prize money and moved up the WTA world rankings to No. 22.
En route to her second WTA final after Bogota in 2010, Angelique Kerber defeated superstar Maria Sharapova from Russia in the quarterfinals and then Belgian Yanina Wickmayer in the semifinals.
She had lost her last three matches against Marion Bartoli, the world No. 7. However as a 15-year-old teenager back in 2003, she won her very…
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