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Kerber: 'Sharapova? This is the kind of match I want to have'

21 January 2018, 01:29 | Stacy Ballard

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A much-hyped match between two former Australian champions was no contest: 2016 victor Angelique Kerber beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena to open the night program.

In addition, she's recovered the first break deficit in sets nearly 70% - a world class figure - in the last two years, compared to Kerber's 50%, and in what is likely to be a very competitive match, I'd much rather have Sharapova's incredible will to win on my side. It was seemingly important for Sharapova to get on board, and she did just that, saving break points to hold, though that proved to have little effect on the set. Hsieh Su-Wei awaits in the fourth round.

Kerber has turned over a new leaf in a number of ways, parting ways with long-time coach Torben Beltz in November, the man who guided her to two grand slam titles and the world number one ranking in 2016 during an eight-year partnership. I had a lot in the last few weeks. "Anybody who knows me knows I never give up". I was very happy I could stay and win it.

The Russian simply could not find the consistency to match Kerber's excellence and the 21st seed did not falter, raising her arms in the air with glee after Sharapova pulled a backhand well wide, her 26th unforced error. In another match World No.1 and top seed Simona Halep just managed to live another day as she saved three match points and overcame throbbing ankle pain to edge out Lauren Davis 4-6, 6-4, 15-13.

The 2008 champion Sharapova defeated Sevastova, who has never got past the 4th round in Melbourne, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4).

Maria Sharapova is relishing the chance to take on Angelique Kerber in the third round of the Australian Open. I think it will be a good match.

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"Angie is already one step ahead of everybody else because nobody else knows what it's like to win a Grand Slam", said the Australian Rennae Stubbs, a television analyst and former player. "So as incredible as that run was, the combination of being exhausted from that and having a wrist that still wasn't 100 percent flawless, I just needed to kind of shut it down, calm down, and then I was really excited to start the new season".

"I was just trying to go out on the special court for me and play good tennis". "I always thought she's a confidence player". "A lot of things to smile about".

She will next play either American Bernarda Pera or another Czech Barbora Strycova who clash later.

"I came out here trying to enjoy every point".

Women's Third Round: No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki beat Kiki Bertens 6-4, 6-3; No. 4 Elina Svitolina beat Marta Kostyuk 6-2, 6-2; No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova beat Kateryna Bondarenko 7-5, 3-6, 6-1; No. 32 Anett Kontaveit beat No. 7 Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

Garcia will need to recover from her three-setter to face No. 17 seed Madison Keys, who was a 6-3, 6-4 victor over Ana Bogdan.



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