Sport Kerber puts Germany one win from final

14:01  05 january  2018
14:01  05 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

Kerber gives Germany lead in Hopman Cup

  Kerber gives Germany lead in Hopman Cup It took two tough tiebreak sets but Angelique Kerber got Germany off to a great start in their Hopman Cup clash with Belgium.Kerber took 56 minutes to claim the opening set for Germany in a tie-breaker, after having her serve broken twice and surviving a set point against her.

Germany has one foot in Saturday's final of the Hopman Cup after Angelique Kerber made light work of Australia's Daria Gavrilova in their single's clash at Perth Arena. The Germans have won the Hopman Cup twice, but not since Boris Becker and Anke Huber teamed up in 1995.

After beating Australia's Daria Gavrilova, Angelique Kerber has put Germany just one match away from reaching Saturday's Hopman Cup final against Switzerland. The Germans have won the Hopman Cup twice, but not since Boris Becker and Anke Huber teamed up in 1995.

Daria Gavrilova started strongly, earning four break points in the opening game, but failed to convert any of them.© AAP Image/Tony McDonough Daria Gavrilova started strongly, earning four break points in the opening game, but failed to convert any of them. Germany has one foot in Saturday's final of the Hopman Cup after Angelique Kerber made light work of Australia's Daria Gavrilova in their single's clash at Perth Arena.

Gavrilova started strongly, earning four break points in the opening game, but failed to convert any of them.

Not much went right for her from there.

Kerber quickly found her touch, hitting 10 winners to the Australian's one in the opening set to take the lead in just 23 minutes.

Angelique Kerber beat Australia's Daria Gavrilova in their single's clash at Perth Arena.© AAP Image/Tony McDonough Angelique Kerber beat Australia's Daria Gavrilova in their single's clash at Perth Arena. Gavrilova had more break point opportunities in the second set, but again failed to win any of them, losing 6-1 6-2 in just 58 minutes.

Goffin levels Hopman Cup tie for Belgium

  Goffin levels Hopman Cup tie for Belgium Belgium's David Goffin has levelled the Hopman Cup tie against Germany with a straight-sets win over world No.4 Alexander Zverev.The Belgian kept his country alive in their tie with Germany with an impressive straight-sets win over world No.4 Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-3.

Germany has one foot in Saturday's final of the Hopman Cup after Angelique Kerber made light work of Australia's Daria Gavrilova in their single's clash at Perth Arena. The Germans have won the Hopman Cup twice, but not since Boris Becker and Anke Huber teamed up in 1995.

After beating Australia's Daria Gavrilova, Angelique Kerber has put Germany just one match away from reaching Saturday's Hopman Cup final against Switzerland.

Germany needs to win the tie against the hosts to qualify for Saturday's final against Switzerland's Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic.

That means either Alexander Zverev beating Thanasi Kokkinakis in the men's singles, or winning the Fast4 mixed doubles.

The Germans have won the Hopman Cup twice, but not since Boris Becker and Anke Huber teamed up in 1995.

Switzerland is also chasing a third tournament title, and their first since Roger Federer and Martina Hingis held aloft the trophy in 2001.

Former No 1 Kerber wins 9th in a row to clinch Sydney title .
Angelique Kerber won her first title since the 2016 U.S. Open and extended her winning streak to nine matches with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Ashleigh Barty in the Sydney International final on Saturday. The 2016 Australian Open champion and former No. 1-ranked Kerber won four singles matches at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Western Australia last week, helping Germany reach the final against Switzerland, and followed up with five wins in Sydney.

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