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World No.1 Angelique Kerber of Germany was knocked out of French Open tennis championships in round one following a 2-6, 2-6 loss to Russian Ekaterina Makarova on Sunday.

Kerber, the first women's top seed to lose in the French Open's first round in the Open era, was also eliminated in the tennis tournament's round one last year.

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German Angelique Kerber overcame Czech Katerina Siniakova on Monday to advance to the third round in the Madrid Open tennis tournament.

Kerber, who won 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 over the 20-year-old Czech, is set to meet either Russia's Maria Sharapova or Canada's Genie Bouchard in the next round.

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American Coco Vandeweghe defeated defending champion and world no.1 Angelique Kerber in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday. Vandeweghe eased past the 29 year old German 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals.

"I think it's my first win over a World No.1, I guess. I'll take it. I faked it a lot, because I was feeling a bit crap out there. You have to fake it until you make it. I just had to pick my spots and trust my game," Vandeweghe was quoted as saying by ESPN.

Vandeweghe will face seventh seed Garbine Muguruza in the quarterfinals. Muguruza, the reigning French Open champion, defeated Romania's Sorana Cirstea in staight sets 6-2, 6-3 in 65 minutes earlier today.

 

 

 

World No.1 Angelique Kerber kept her hopes of a second straight Australian Open tennis title alive with a 6-0, 6-4 win in the third round over Kristyna Pliskova in Melbourne Park on Friday.

"I was feeling very good from the first point," she said during her post-match press conference. "Matches like this are always tough to play when your opponent is serving very well, and you have to bring a lot of balls back, move well, and just go for it. But I'm happy about my performance."

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World No.1 Angelique Kerber celebrated her 29th birthday on Wednesday with a 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-2 victory against her compatriot Carina Witthoeft, securing her place in the third round of the Australian Open.

The German star battled relentlessly during the two hours and 10 minutes of the match to beat the world no. 89.

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World No.1 Angelique Kerber made a shaky start to her Australian Open title defence, edging past Lesia Tsurenko in a roller-coaster opening round match on Monday. Kerber looked in danger of getting beaten as the match made its way into the final set, however, the German responded to the crisis magnificently, taking the final five games to close out a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 victory.

In the second round, she will face compatriot Carina Witthoeft.

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Germany's Angelique Kerber hopes that she has found the ticket to success at the 2017 Australian Open after a mixed lead up, playing without expectations and forgetting the pressure of being the world's best female tennis player.

After snatching the world crown from superstar Serena Williams last year, the pressure on and off the court has been mounting on Kerber to meet expectations and perform the daunting task of being the best female star.

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