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Bencic upsets Kerber to give Switzerland 2-1 lead in Fed Cup

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) Belinda Bencic upset Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber 7-6 (4), 6-3 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over Germany in their Fed Cup first-round tie on Sunday. The 18-year-old Bencic, ranked 11th, came from 1-4 down to win the first set tiebreak and she needed just one match point to seal the win in 1 hour, 32 minutes. No. 2-ranked Kerber appeared out...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerber draws Germany level with Switzerland 1-1 in Fed Cup

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber defeated Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 6-3 to draw Germany level with Switzerland 1-1 after the opening day of their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday. Playing one week after claiming her first Grand Slam title with an three-set victory over Serena Williams in Melbourne, the world No. 2 showed no tiredness as she wrapped...
Via Associated Press
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Kerber playing on 1st day for Germany against Switzerland

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber will play on the opening day of Germany's Fed Cup first-round tie against Switzerland on Saturday. One week after claiming her first Grand Slam title with an upset three-set victory over Serena Williams in Melbourne, Kerber faces the 15th-ranked Timea Bacsinszky. Germany captain Barbara Rittner nominated Andrea Petkovic...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Kerber takes murky plunge in Yarra River

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Angelique Kerber has gone where at least one brave soul before her has - for a quick swim in the murky Yarra River after winning the Australian Open. Kerber's upset three-set victory over Serena Williams on Saturday was followed by a Sunday morning plunge in the river near Rod Laver...
Via Associated Press
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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
12 days ago  |  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...
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Watch Serena Williams Vs. Angelique Kerber Australian Open Final Online (Live Stream)

Serena Williams is going for her 22nd Grand Slam singles championship Saturday. Angelique Kerber is playing in her first ever major singles final. The Australian Open women’s final certainly appears to be a mismatch on paper, but so did last year’s U.S. Open semifinal before Roberta Vinci denied Williams’ bid at a calendar-year Grand Slam. But Williams arguably is playing...
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Consolidation and Validation: Angelique Kerber Seizes Berth in First Grand Slam Final

It’s an oft-seen phenomena in sports, specifically in tennis. A team or player delivers a thrilling upset, only to fall short of a title or fail to use that momentum for a substantial run. Typically, one day’s huge breakthrough is the next day’s or the next game’s deflating loss. As soon as a resurgence begins, it loses steam and ends. In recent memory, there’s Wisconsin...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Absence, Presence, and Ascension: Angelique Kerber figures it out

What does it look like when a talented player finally puts the pieces together in the moment when she most desperately needs to do so? Samantha Jane Stosur did this at the 2011 U.S. Open against Elena Dementieva on one Sunday, and then against Serena Williams one Sunday later. Francesca Schiavone, after many years of laboring in the vineyard of tennis, won the 2010 Roland Garros...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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