Frankfurt, June 27 (IANS) Former world No. 1, Germany’s Angelique Kerber, won the opening title Bad Homburg Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over world No. 76 Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic to win her 13th. WTA career singles title here.
This was also the world No. 26 player’s first title since she won on the grass to win the third of her three Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon in 2018.
“You play in these moments when you are on the field, playing in front of your fans, family, audience. This is something really special. I’m really glad I won this tournament, a special tournament at home. It means a lot to me, and after all the months we have been through and stand here with this trophy, it is something good, ”she said on Saturday.
“Everyone knows I love playing on grass and I’m really good,” Angelique, who was also a Wimbledon finalist in 2016, told wtatennis.com.
“Of course it’s great to play the final here with this atmosphere and these fans. I love playing on this surface, let’s see and hope if I can continue this next week (at Wimbledon). ”
In her first final in two years, Kerber was in commanding form as she swept to victory over the unusual 1-hour, 25-minute check. This is her third time taking home a trophy after back-to-back titles in Stuttgart in 2015 and 2016.
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