Ker­ber is­sues AO warn­ing with Syd­ney tri­umph

The Hitavada - - SPORTS -

FORMER world num­ber one An­gelique Ker­ber con­tin­ued her 2018 resur­gence with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Ash­leigh Barty in the Syd­ney In­ter­na­tional fi­nal on Satur­day, giv­ing her­self a wel­come boost ahead of next week’s Aus­tralian Open.

The Ger­man two-time Grand Slam cham­pion, cur­rently ranked 22nd in the world af­ter a dis­ap­point­ing 2017 cam­paign, reg­is­tered her ninth win in as many matches this year with another clin­i­cal per­for­mance against the lo­cal favourite. It was the first in­di­vid­ual fi­nal since Mon­ter­rey in April last year for Ker­ber, who won the Aus­tralian and US Open ti­tles in 2016.

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