Australian Open

Kerber strolls past Svitolina

2013-01-14 08:40
Angelique Kerber (AFP)

Melbourne - Angelique Kerber has defeated Elina Svitolina 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Australian Open.

The fifth-seeded Kerber, who turns 25 on Friday, broke her 127th-ranked opponent five times to take the match in 77 minutes.

Kerber had a breakthrough year in 2012, reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon and winning two titles to become the first German woman to finish in the year-end top five rankings since Steffi Graf in 1996.

Kerber's best result in Melbourne is reaching the third round in 2010 and 2012.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.