The French Open upsets of Angelique Kerber and Victoria Azarenka were disappointing, but not surprising

There isn’t much clarity in the women’s draw of Roland Garros after the first round, but one thing is certain: some early losses hurt worse than others. While it was, of course, sad to say goodbye to No. 23 seed Jelena Jankovic and No. 16 Sara Errani, it was absolutely devastating to see No. 5 Victoria Azarenka and No. 3 Angelique Kerber defeated so soon. Both players are proven...
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5 days ago

French Open: Kerber, Azarenka out; Serena, Djokovic roll at Roland Garros

PARIS -- Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match Tuesday, things were shaping up rather well for her at the French Open.The No. 1-ranked Williams' bid for her 22nd Grand Slam title, which would equal Steffi Graf's Open-era record, began with a nothing-to-see-here 6-2, 6-0 victory over 77th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in all...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

2nd-seeded Kerber loses in 1st round of Madrid Open

MADRID (AP) Second-seeded Angelique Kerber lost 6-4, 6-2 to Barbora Strycova in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday. Heading into their clay-court opener, this year's Australian Open champion hadn't dropped a single set to Strycova in four prior meetings. But the third-ranked Kerber committed three double faults and was broken by Strycova four times to fall in a little...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerber beats Siegemund to defend Porsche Grand Prix title

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Angelique Kerber defended her Porsche Grand Prix title with a comprehensive 6-4, 6-0 win over qualifier Laura Siegemund in Sunday's final. Siegemund made a great start and went 3-0 up in nine minutes, but Kerber recovered and converted three of her five break opportunities to take the first set in 39 minutes. The defending champion started the second set...
Via Associated Press
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Defending champion Kerber reaches Porsche Grand Prix final

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Defending champion Angelique Kerber reached her second successive Porsche Grand Prix final with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 defeat of Petra Kvitova. Kerber, the No. 2 seed, saved 10 of the 13 break points she faced Saturday and converted five of her 10 opportunities to beat the fifth-seeded Czech in 2 hours and 4 minutes on her first match point. The top-seed, Agnieszka...
Via Associated Press
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Angelique Kerber upsets Serena Williams in Australian Open final

Every so often a sporting event becomes more than just a surprise. Your reaction to the proceedings becomes its own theater, a mixture of genuine shock and total intrigue. Everything else in the world fades to the background. You’re captured by this one event, locked in tunnel vision for the greatness you’re witnessing. Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams delivered such drama...
Via The Comeback
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Australian Open: Serena Williams Upset by Angelique Kerber In Final

Serena Williams looked invincible in Melbourne this month, but her pursuit of a record tying 22nd Grand Slam single titles came up a bit short Saturday when she lost in the 2016 Australian Open final to Angelique Kerber. Kerber: "I had goosebumps. My whole life I've worked hard. To say 'I am a Grand Slam champion' is crazy" #AusOpen — Australian Open...
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

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