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Kerber swats aside Giorgi to reach Sydney quarters


  • Tennis
  • Tuesday, 8 Jan 2019

(Reuters) - World number two Angelique Kerber began her title defence at the Sydney International with a 7-6(3) 6-2 victory over Italian Camila Giorgi to reach the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Kerber, who kicked off her 2019 campaign with four consecutive singles match wins at the Hopman Cup last week, struggled on her return to Sydney and landed only 44 percent of her first serves in the first set.

   

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