Jan. Am Donnerstag feiert Angelique Kerber bei den Australian Open ihren Geburtstag. Anlässlich ihres Ehrentags blickt SPORT1 auf ihre. Jan. Sieg bei einem der vier Grand-Slam-Turniere. Im zweiten Durchgang war Kerber ein ums andere Mal zu passiv, ein Break zum - diesmal. vor 6 Tagen Die deftigste Grand-Slam-Klatsche ihrer Karriere hatte deutliche Spuren hinterlassen, doch Angelique Kerber stemmte sich erfolgreich gegen.
However, two Halep double faults opened the door and Kerber, undefeated in 14 matches to begin the season, found her range on her down the line forehands to come back into the match.
She netted an easy one, however, to help her opponent to convert the second set point. The German began to fight back, showing the best of her gritty style as Halep failed to punish a second serve on break point at When Kerber slotted a running forehand passing shot to level at , the Rod Laver Arena crowd roared.
And the best was yet to come. Halep began to leak more errors, negative thinking did the rest. The German forced a decider. Working under Darren Cahill, Halep revealed, helped her to feel more relaxed during tense matches.
I changed already, but I need to work on it more. Kerber broke immediately after a magnificent strokes that generated a well-deserved standing ovation.
Halep recovered and belted three winners in a row to move up. She finished the match with 50 winners. I cannot believe, actually.
Perhaps more impressive was this: She broke Williams in 4 of 9 service games. Kerber is one of just five women to beat Williams in a Grand Slam final -- having also beat her to win the Australian Open -- and joined Venus as the only ones to do it twice as Williams fell to in the final of a major.
Kerber played as cleanly as can be, covering the court well and picking her spots for big shots as she cruised through the first set. Williams, meanwhile, played tight from the outset.
After taking the opening two points, Williams made four miscues in a row to get broken. That was part of a run in which she dropped 8 of 9 points.
The American was mostly her own undoing too: By the time the first set was over, the disparity was Kerber continued her momentum in the second set, scurrying along the baseline, this way and that, using a combination of quickness and anticipation to track down what often appeared to be winners for Williams but were not enough to end a point.
Ultimately, she collapsed on the grass court in jubilation after converting match point, caking dirt on her white dress.
The usual 2 p. In a role reversal from her wedding -- at which Williams was a guest in May -- Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, watched her friend alongside sister-in-law Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, from the royal box.
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