The match lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes. The fifth racket of the world, 31-year-old Angelique, sold seven break points and twice made a mistake when serving. Her age-mate Maria, who is on the 65th place in the world classification, took the opponent four times in a row and made one double mistake.
In the personal meetings of athletes established equality – 1: 1.
In the second round of the tournament, Kerber will play with American Lauren Davis, who beat Ukrainian Katerina Kozlova, – 6/3, 6/2.
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