A German will again be crowned champion of Stuttgart Sunday when defending champion Angelique Kerber meets countryman and qualifier Laura Siegemund.
Kerber needed three sets to get past Petra Kvitova 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to reach her second straight final in her home country.
“I found my rhythm quickly in the final set and it was important for my game. The Stuttgart crowd is absolutely incredible. It gave me a big boost and propelled me forwards,” said Kerber. “Since Melbourne, I’ve got great confidence in my tennis. I now know I can beat everybody.”
The surprising Siegemund awaits will be her opponent in the final after the 28-year-old stunned top seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2.
Siegemund, who has won seven matches without losing a set at the event, will try to earn her 4th victory over a Top 10 player this week and become the first qualifier to ever win the Stuttgart title.
“I myself am a bit speechless, which isn’t something that happens too often,” said Siegemund.
Into her first career WTA final, the 71st-ranked Siegemund, who was born in Stuttgart, will see her ranking climb into the Top 45.
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