"Ever single game was tough" admits Angelique Kerber after another win in the desert

Angelique Kerber bested Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4 6-1 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and after the match, she admitted it was much closer than the scores indicates.

A 6-4 6-1 looks like a very easy affair on the court for Angelique Kerber but the German was adamant about just how hard it was to battle past Tomljanovic. The match was played at night in very slow conditions that favour neither. Tomljanovic's serve gets rendered useless and Kerbers counterpunching as well. What worked for the German was the fact that she is a much more consistent baseline player.

On the match she said:

"It was a tough match actually. I played well in the first set. She came back. It was really a close first set at the end."

The 2nd set indicates an easier time but Kerber was not one to undermine the toughness of each game in that set saying:

"The second set was as well really tough. I mean, even the score was a little bit not like really close, but every single game was a tough battle. I was just trying to be aggressive, take my chances."

In the end it worked for Kerber who is through to the next round which left here feeling:

"I'm happy to be through and be in the next round here."

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