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Kerber wins title in Strasbourg

Angelique Kerber won the WTA tournament in Strasbourg and thus celebrated a perfect dress rehearsal for the French Open, which begins this Sunday. The German number one beat Slovenian Kaja Juvan 7: 6 (7: 5), 6: 7 (0: 7), 7: 6 (7: 5) in the final of the EUR 203,024 clay court event. through.

For Kerber it was the first tournament win since winning the lawn event in Bad Homburg in June last year. The three-time Grand Slam tournament winner last triumphed on sand six years ago in Stuttgart. The player from Kiel used her second match point against Juvan after 3:14 hours.

The 34-year-old Kerber and Juvan, who is 13 years younger, fought a great fight for three sets. In the first two sets, Kerber conceded a quick break early on, but fought back both times, so that the decision had to be made in the tie-break. In the first set, Kerber had the better end for himself, in the second section Juvan equalized the set with a 7-0 in the tie-break.

In the third round, Kerber initially took the serve from the Slovenian, but immediately received a re-break. The decision had to be made again in the tie-break. There, Kerber won the title with a spectacular match point.

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