Home hero Angelique Kerber won her 13th career title in Bad Homburg beating Czech Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 6-2.
“You play for these moments, being on court, playing in front of your fans, family, crowd,” Kerber said after the 85-minute final. “This is something really special. I’m really happy that I won this tournament, a special tournament at home. It means a lot to me, and after all the months which we’ve gone through, standing here with this trophy, it’s something great.”
The title was the German’s first since her 2017 Wimbledon run. Kerber returns to action Tuesday at Wimbledon where she could meet Serena Williams next Saturday in the third round.
“Everyone knows I love to play on grass, and I really feel well,” said Kerber. “Of course, to play the final here, with this atmosphere and these fans, it’s great. I love to play on this surface, let’s see and hope if I can continue this next week.
“I’m going without expectations, like I played here: every single round is a win,” Kerber added. “I will just focus on every single match, every single round, and enjoy the time on and off court, like here.”
Kerber had to win two on Friday including a thriller over 2-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in a final set tiebreaker.
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