WTA Player Of The Month: Kerber
Published May 06, 2016 12:11
Kerber was coming off an abrupt semifinal finish at the Volvo Car Open, where she came within four sets of defending that title before a viral illness halted her progress. Emerging victorious in three sets over countrywoman Annika Beck in her opening round, the German never looked back, capturing a second straight title in Stuttgart.
"It's really important for me because it is always a special week, a special tournament for me and to defend a title is like much more special for me," Kerber told press after defending a title for the first time in her career.
Taking part in the first all-German final in Stuttgart's history, Kerber dismissed Laura Siegemund in straight sets for her ninth career title and third on clay.
"I think for me it's really the best season I have played so far. I mean to win my first Grand Slam and then winning here in front of my home crowd that is the best start ever.
"It's so special to win after a Grand Slam also the tournament here at home because everybody is here, I know all the faces and playing in front of this crowd is always amazing.
"That's why it's much more special this year to win this tournament."
With a second title of 2016 already under her belt, Kerber will certainly be one to watch through the clay court season as April's WTA Player Of The Month!
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