Angelique Kerber Wins In Stuttgart

Angelique Kerber won the 2015 edition of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after defeating Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 in 124 minutes in a thrilling match in Stuttgart on Sunday.  The match was Wozniacki’s second final at the Porsche Arena after she had lost to Germany’s Julia Georges in 2011, while Kerber came into the tie with a better head-to-head record over her opponent, having beat Wozniacki in the second round at Stuttgart in 2012.  It was the Dane who began on top from the start, leading 4-1 after the first five games.

However the German showed signs of life late on as Wozniacki took the first set 6-3 after 32 minutes.  Kerber started the second set stronger, and producing a stunning comeback to take the second set 6-1.  The third set produced a see-saw battle as Wozniacki had the opportunity to serve for the title at 5-3, but Kerber broke back and produced a great fight-back and it was the German’s turn to serve for the win for the match at 6-5.

Wozniacki managed to save two match points yet it was in vain as Kerber clinched the match and title 7-5 in the third.