Top-ranked Angelique Kerber overcame five double-faults and fought off eight break points before beating Maria Sakkari 6-4, 6-4 in the opening round of the Hong Kong Open on Tuesday
All that stood between the #7 tennis player in the world exiting in the opening round of the Australian Open to an unranked opponent was a single point. Angelique Kerber was down to match point against Misaki Doi in the second set, ...
Petra Kvitova saved 17 of 22 break points on her way to the 6-7 (10), 7-5, 6-4 win over newly crowned world No 1 and US Open champion Angelique Kerber, who committed eight double faults.
Jelena Jankovic overcame Venus Williams in a battle of the former world number ones to set up a Hong Kong Open final clash with Angelique Kerber who thrashed Sam Stosur in straight sets.
HONG KONG, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Germany's Angelique Kerber beat Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-4 6-4 to reach the Hong Kong Open second round on Tuesday as fourth seed Samantha Stosur suffered a shock loss to unseeded Japanese Nao Hibino.