Angelique Kerber ended a WTA title drought stretching back three years, claiming her first trophy since Wimbledon, 2018, on Saturday with victory in Bad Homburg.
The treble Grand Slam champion ran out a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Czech Katerina Siniakova, taking 85 minutes to lift the 13th title of her career as she won the last four games of the final.
Kerber broke six times as she prepared for Monday’s Wimbledon start in the best possible way. the German begins at the All England Club against Serb Nina Stojanovic.
She now owns three home trophies after winning on Stuttgart indoor clay back-to-back in 2015-2016.
The former WTA No. 1 converted on six of 13 break chances against Siniakova, beating the Czech for the fifth time in six matches.
“You play for these moments, being on court, playing in front of your fans, family, crowd,” Kerber said.
The German called the victory something really special.”
“I’m really happy that I won this tournament at home. It means a lot to me, and after all the months which we’ve gone through, standing here with this trophy, it’s something great.”
She said the success bodes well for Wimbledon.
“Everyone knows I love to play on grass, and I really feel well. I love to play on this surface, let’s see and hope if I can continue this next week.”
Main photo:- Selfie time for Angelique Kerber as she wins in Bad Homburg ©WTATennis.com