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Angelique Kerber won her first title since the 2016 U.S. Open and extended her winning streak to nine matches to start the season with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Ashleigh Barty in the Sydney International final on Saturday.
This was Kerber's first title since lifting the US Open crown in 2016 - the same year she triumphed at the Australian Open when lifting her maiden grand slam title.
Barty, ranked nineteenth, cruised past Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-2, while 25th-ranked Gavrilova had direct passage to the last four when Spain's Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza withdrew after her win over Kiki Bertens with a thigh injury.
"Ash is a great player, she played unbelievable a year ago", Kerber said.
Kerber drops just two sets throughout her week in Sydney.
Now, the German tennis star kicks off her 2018 WTA Tour with a title win at the Sydney International.
"She will have a great 2018, I'm very sure about this". It's more about me playing matches the right way and doing the right things on and off the court to try and get the results, and to be able to have that No.1 ranking is a bonus.
"Regardless whether you're number one, number 10, or number 100 in the world, it's the best feeling for an Australian to be playing at the Australian Open".
Kerber claimed the first break of the match for a 3-2 lead, an advantage she would not relinquish as she went on to take the opening set.
"In my eyes, she has just as big a chance as anyone else, she's obviously won the title and knows what it takes", Barty said. "I think I will try to enjoy it, as well, but also going out, focusing on my game like I did it in the last few days, and just trying [to be] aggressive and trying to win another match here". She's such a competitor and makes you work so hard for each point. "I certainly felt like it was a pretty good level for a final".
"I shot myself in the foot with my serving in the first and didn't give myself an opportunity to be dominant on service games", Barty said.
Barty said she would be ready for her Australian Open first round opponent Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.
It doesn't provide any hard data on how many accidents, near misses, or injuries have been recorded during road tests. What is the driver's seat in the Bolt EV will become the front left passenger seat in the Cruise AV , GM said .
It could be an incredible story for these players; they could be Canada's heroes in this tournament and in this Olympics. They aren't NHLers - those pros aren't attending the Olympics this year. "It was a pretty special moment", Quinton said.
The Modesto Irrigation District reported that more than half of an inch of rain had fallen in downtown Modesto on Tuesday. Central Pennsylvania is now in the middle of a flood watch and will begin a winter weather advisory tonight .
And, the committee also stated that the tax should go towards improving recycling and reprocessing facilities. This week, Pret doubled the discount offered to customers who bring in a reusable coffee cup from 25p to 50p.
The incident was caused by strong winds that forced the balloon off its course above the city's temples and tombs. Since then, balloon rides are monitored by cameras and banned from flying above 2,000 meters.
The skins will be available for all 26 of the playable heroes in Overwatch , meaning that there are over 300 skins to choose from. With Blizzard's pedigree for success and Overwatch's accessible, colourful gameplay I can't see it being anything but brilliant.
It illustrates that words and actions can change the world, and boy oh boy, does it need some changing. I would like to thank our producers, Douglas Sibanski, Tim Bevin, Lisa Bruce and Antony McCarton.
The Kensington nursery school charges fees of over £3,000 for its morning school, which runs from Monday to Friday. She is "very sweet and very confident, and is always chatting", according to the People Magazine source.
Hit's signature attack is Time Skip, an ability that lets him jump forward in time by a tenth of a second. Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to launch on January 26, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One .
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Kim Kardashian's surrogate days from giving birth
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Millie Bobby Brown to play Sherlock Holmes' sister!
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Rain on tap but watch out for Friday night
With wind gusts at peak speeds near 40 miles per hour, there's a potential for blizzard conditions on Thursday , he said. Temperatures will plummet into the single digits and teens late tonight which may cause a flash freeze on area roadways.
Acer Unveils 65-Inch Predator 4K HDR Gaming Display
On top of all that, the BFGD includes Nvidia's own proprietary Shield streaming service right out of the box. The screen will feature G-Sync so that there is no tearing and the experience is as immersive as it can get.
Gruden returns as Raiders' head coach
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'Coach' actor Jerry Van Dyke dead at 86
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Roy Moore's 'Jewish' attorney is a practicing Christian
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Manchester United overcome Derby County in FA Cup
United got its first win in five matches on Monday by notching two second-half goals to get a 2-0 win at Everton. Paul Pogba kicked off proceedings by picking out Lingard from the left, but his shot deflected over the bar.