Kerber reaches Sydney semis, Giorgi ousts Radwanska

2018 Sydney International Women's Singles Final live scores, blog: Ashleigh Barty vs Angelique Kerber

Germany's Angelique Kerber beat Australia's Ashleigh Barty in straight sets to win the Sydney International for her ninth consecutive win on Saturday ahead of next week's Australian Open.

The German will meet Italian qualifier and world No 100 Camila Giorgi, who upset Poland's former world No 2 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 6-2.

Barty though does have what it takes to defeat Kerber. Actually, I'm looking forward for the final.

In front of a capacity crowd at the Ken Rosewall Arena, the players traded breaks to start the second set but Kerber's defensive fortitude was too much for the Australian, breaking to lead 4-3 and taking the deciding set and the trophy.

"Being now in the semis again here, it's really a good feeling, especially that I had the goal, to have a lot of matches before going to Melbourne".

Making the final in Sydney ensures Barty will carry the heaviest expectation at next week's Australian Open, which she enters as Australia's highest-ranked female.

De Minaur, ranked 167 in the world and the youngest player to reach an ATP World Tour final since American Taylor Fritz at Memphis in 2016, showed impressive fighting spirit to recover from 4-0 down in the decider to level the third set at 5-5.

2018 Sydney International Women's Singles Final live scores, blog: Ashleigh Barty vs Angelique Kerber
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Kerber drops just two sets throughout her week in Sydney.

Coming off an unconvincing win over countrywoman Daria Gavrilova, Barty now faces a stern test before the Australian Open, facing off against two time Grand Slam champion Kerber.

"I'm still able to win tennis matches".

Barty said she would be ready for her Australian Open first round opponent Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.

"We have set up a flawless platform for me to work with this year to try and go deep in tournaments, whether it's in Australia or in Europe or in the States".

Having defeated such class opposition will provide Kerber with great confidence tonight, and Barty will have to produce her best tennis to stop the German in her tracks.




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