Defending champ Kerber opens Bad Homburg up with a win

Bad Homburg was first held last year and Angelique Kerber ensured that a native player won the event in its first edition.

She opened up her title defence with another very good effort beating Gasanova from Russia 6-2 6-2. The match started yesterday but fairly late and it was abandoned due to darkness when Kerber lead 4-2. The German held her serve and added another break when they returned today to win the opening set 6-2. Angie played a very balanced opening set with solid percentages on both serves.

She was simply better from the baseline and far more consistent hen her opponent and it showed in the match. The 2nd set was a very similar one but this time around Kerber was even in better rhythm overall hitting her serve better. She did a lot of damage on the 2nd serve of her opponent breaking her twice once more for the 6-2 finish.

Kerber used 4 of 9 break points she had while saving both she faced. Both of those came in the opening set and it was good to see Kerber playing very well upon returning to Bad Homburg. She is one of the favourites to win it again.

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