VIDEO: Stuttgart victory most special title I’ve ever won – Angelique Kerber

fahad 27/04/2015
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Player reactions following Angelique Kerber's 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 win over Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany on Sunday.









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Nishikori celebrates with the title.

Japan’s Kei Nishikori claimed his second consecutive Barcelona Open title on Sunday with a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 win over Spaniard Pablo Andujar.

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Andujar had upset Rafael Nadal’s conquerer Fabio Fognini and David Ferrer on his route to the final and made the perfect start by breaking the world number five’s serve in the first game.

However, Nishikori broke straight back and then sealed the set by breaking once more in the 10th game.

The second set followed a similar pattern as Andujar moved into a 4-2 lead, but Nishikori then upped his level to race through the final four games to seal his ninth career title.

“Finally yes, I am the champion, but in the beginning (of the week), I was just playing one match at at time with so many tough players and all the Spanish players playing here,” said Nishikori.

“I tried to do my best and I am very happy.”

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Kerber celebrates her victory.

Germany’s Angelique Kerber extended her winning streak to 11 matches with a three-sets win over Caroline Wozniacki to win Stuttgart’s WTA tournament in Sunday’s final.

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Having knocked out previous champion Maria Sharapova in the second round, Kerber recovered from losing the first set to earn a 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 victory over former world number one Wozniacki.

Since winning the Charleston tournament a fortnight ago, Kerber carried her impressive form onto Stuttgart’s clay courts. Her win over Sharapova was the first time the Russian had tasted defeat in Stuttgart in her fourth tournament here.

The first set of Sunday’s final was all Wozniacki, who broke Kerber in the fourth game then held her serve to take a 4-1 lead before the set was eventually served out.

The German rallied to control the second, blasting her way out to a 3-0 lead before breaking the former world number one in the sixth game for a 5-1 lead to serve out the set.

Both players traded breaks in the third before Wozniacki looked to be heading for her second tournament victory of 2015 at 5-3.

But Kerber made her shots count and with the Dane under immense pressure on the base line, Wozniacki was broken in the ninth and 11th games to give the German victory in just over two hours.

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