Angelique Kerber triumphs on home soil
Angelique Kerber took the crown of Bad Homburg Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic in the final on Saturday.
FRANKFURT: Angelique Kerber took the crown of Bad Homburg Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic in the final on Saturday.
Kerber won her 13th career WTA singles title with the win, and her first title since she also triumphed on grass to win the third of her three Grand Slam titles at 2018 Wimbledon.
"You play for these moments, being on court, playing in front of your fans, family, crowd," Kerber said after her win. "This is something really special. I'm really happy that I won this tournament, a special tournament at home. It means a lot to me, and after all the months which we've gone through, standing here with this trophy, it's something great."
"Everyone knows I love to play on grass, and I really feel well," said Kerber, who was also a Wimbledon finalist in 2016. "Of course, to play the final here, with this atmosphere and these fans, it's great. I love to play on this surface, let's see and hope if I can continue this next week [at Wimbledon]."
In her first final in exactly two years, the No.4 seed Kerber was in commanding form as she swept to victory over the unseeded Czech in 1 hour and 25 minutes. It is Kerber's third time taking home a trophy on home soil, following back-to-back titles in Stuttgart in 2015-2016.
Former World No.1 Kerber had to fight through two comeback wins on Friday to reach the final, including a victory over top seed Petra Kvitova via a third-set tiebreak in the semifinals. Agencies