Drop shots cost Siegemund as Kerber strolls to Stuttgart title

For the first time in the long history of the Stuttgart final was between two German ladies. The beginning of the match was a dream start for qualifier Laura Siegemund going up 3-0 with a break of serve against the world number three however it quickly turned into a nightmare for Siegemund who went on to win just one of the next twelve games as Kerber went on to seal a 6-4 6-0 win defending her title in Stuttgart. Siegemund started the better of the two with Kerber not finding her feet from the off with an ace to get … Continue reading Drop shots cost Siegemund as Kerber strolls to Stuttgart title

Stuttgart – Safarova still searching, Kerber through and Fed Cup hangover?

Safarova still searching… Lucie Safarova has 8 wins and 1 title to her name on the doubles tour this year however on the singles it hasn’t really gone to plan. The Czech star is still looking for her first win of the year having lost at all five tournaments she has played this year. Her season did end early last year due to illness and has been halted at times this season with injury but will be disappointed to have lost in round one in a very close match against fellow Czech player Karolina Pliskova. Kerber battles past Beck! Defending … Continue reading Stuttgart – Safarova still searching, Kerber through and Fed Cup hangover?

5 Bagels handed out in 4 matches at Stuttgart today!

Bagel anyone? Bagel’s must have been on the menu in Stuttgart today as no less than five of them dished out on the clay court to begin the week. Petra Kvitova out in the most convincing performance of the day to defeat Louis Chirico 6-0 6-0. Ana Ivanovic came through a tough challenge in the first set Carina Witthoeft taking it on the tie-breaker 7-3 before strolling to victory during the second set which she took 6-0. Carla Suarez Navarro’s match against Oceane Dodin didn’t get off to a great start with the Frenchwoman beginning the match so well but … Continue reading 5 Bagels handed out in 4 matches at Stuttgart today!