Paris Gallery: Finals Photos
Angelique Kerber broke a dry spell for Germany at one of the most prestigious indoor events of the year.
Published Feburary 12, 2012 12:00
Angelique Kerber was the first German woman to reach the Paris final since Anke Huber in 2001.
Marion Bartoli was chasing after the eighth WTA title of her career, and her first on home soil.
Marion Bartoli had a tough start, losing the first set then falling behind 5-2 in the second.
Perhaps lifted by the home crowd, Marion Bartoli won five straight games to take the second set.
Angelique Kerber closed it out in the third set, however, finishing off a 76(3) 57 63 victory.
Marion Bartoli had defeated Angelique Kerber in straight sets in their last three meetings.
Angelique Kerber was the first German woman to win the Paris title since Steffi Graf in 1995.
Angelique Kerber lifted the unique 20th anniversary trophy of the Premier-level Open GDF SUEZ.