A loud scream, a broad smile, and the grandmother pressed a tear on the platform: Just before the grand slam highlight on the “holy lawn” of London began, Angelique Kerber showed up in a strong constitution and won her first title since her Wimbledon triumph 2018. The Kielerin defeated the Czech Katerina Siniakova with 6:3, 6:2.
“This means a lot to me today. That’s my story, I felt very comfortable on the lawn and I’m just happy to finally win a tournament again,”said a visibly exhausted guy after the game in the”ARD”:”To do it all in front of my friends and my family, is even more beautiful”.
Kerber got the very big stage at the end game: The”ARD”showed the game live and in full length. With this we would like to make an exciting and high-quality programme offer to a wide audience,”Marcus Augustin, sports director of Hessian radio, explained the short-term decision.
The anticipation of the final against the eight years younger Siniakova was great:”I want to go out there and enjoy it”, Kerber said before the match. She had previously won four out of five duels against the Czech woman, who is considered a double specialist and had won the French Open in this competition two weeks ago. In the semi-finals, Kerber had eliminated the top-ranking and second-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, also from the Czech Republic.
The three-time Grand Slam winner Kerber, who contested her first finals since June 2019, did not show her best tennis before 600 spectators, but benefited from many simple errors of her opponent in the first sentence.” Come on,”said the 33-year-old again and again, pushing for winning points.
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In the second sentence Kerber seemed increasingly tired, but the 76th of the world ranking list missed to make a profit. On Friday, both players had entered a double shift and played both quarter and half finals. After 1:25 hours, the best German tennis player turned her third match.
For Kerber, after the success in Wimbledon and the victory in Birmingham 2015, it was the third title on the field and the 13th overall tournament victory. In Bad Homburg she also served as a tournament ambassador, her management organized the premiere of the garden tournament at the oldest tennis club on the European mainland.
After disappointing months with two first-time competitions at the Australian and French Open, Kerber now raises hopes for a strong tournament in London. The potion for the lawn classics gave Kerber in Wimbledon the Serbian Nina Stojanovic as a grateful opponent of the opening. I travel to Wimbledon without pressure,”Kerber stressed after her final victory. But already in the third round, the final game could be re-released three years ago against US superstar Serena Williams.