Kerber outlasts Juvan to declare 14th title

Former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber has outlasted initial-time WTA finalist Kaja Juvan 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (-7) 7-6 (7-5) about more than 3 hours in the Strasbourg Global ultimate on Saturday.

Kerber’s 14th profession singles title was her very first on clay in far more than six yrs.

Juvan upset Kerber at the 2020 French Open up, and in her initial job last put up a remarkable struggle on Saturday. But Kerber prevailed in the longest last of the calendar year to day.

The a few-time grand slam winner came to Strasbourg with only two match wins this yr, and amazed herself with her each day enhancement.

Kerber is seeded 21st at the French Open up, the only grand slam she hasn’t received, and begins against Magdalena Frech of Poland on Monday.

Juvan has qualifier Oksana Selekhmeteva, the 2021 girls’ doubles champion.

In Rabat, Morocco, Italy’s Martina Trevisan has gained her initially WTA title. She defeat Claire Liu of the United States 6-2 6-1 in the final of the Grand Prix Sar La Princesse Lalla Meryem.

The No. 85-ranked Trevisan and No. 92-ranked Liu ended up participating in their very first occupation ultimate.

Trevisan was under some tension to save eight of 9 split details. But Liu made 44 unforced problems.

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