“Another Tough Opponent”: Angelique Kerber Looks Ahead of Katerina Siniakova Final Showdown at Bad Homburg Open 2021


Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber (Image Credits: Angelique Kerber)

Home favourite Angelique Kerber cruised into the final of Bad Homburg Open 2021 following back-to-back three sets encounters over Amanda Anisimova and Petra Kvitova.

Significantly, Kerber beat the two-time Wimbledon title winner Kvitova in the three sets tie-breaker 3-6, 6-4, 7(7)-6(3) to reach the championship match on home soil. And German now has a win-loss record of 7-8 against the Czech.

“I think it was also important for me to win a match like this against Petra because the last few months, I’ve lost tight matches. The match against Petra shows me that I’m still able to win matches like this,” a three-time Grand Slam champion said in the post-match interview.

The 33-year-old from Bremen played a couple of three-set matches in a day after a long while.

German continued, “I don’t know when I (last) played six sets in one day. I think it was a long, long time ago. But physically, I’m feeling good. I will try to recover as fast as possible before tomorrow.”

“I Will Go Out There, Try To Play Aggressive”: Angelique Kerber on Facing Siniakova

The former world No.1 Kerber will now lock horns with 2021 French Open doubles title winner Katerina Siniakova. It will be the second meeting between them this season. German leads the Czech 4-1 in their head-to-head series.

Siniakova reached her first final on turf surface after a two-consecutive straight sets win over Laura Siegemund and Sara Sorribes Tormo.

“(Siniakova) is another tough opponent, and she played well today. She also played two matches. I think I will go out there, try to play aggressive, thinking more (about) what I want to do and how I played today, and try to continue this for tomorrow’s match and enjoy the final,” Angelique Kerber added.

In the latest battle, Kerber ousted Siniakova in the three sets(6-3, 4-6, 6-3) at Grampians Trophy in Melbourne.

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