Tennis

Kerber upsets Bartoli in Paris

2012-02-12 19:36
Angelique Kerber (AP)

Paris - Angelique Kerber of Germany won her first WTA title on Sunday by overpowering second-seeded Marion Bartoli 7-6 (7/3), 5-7, 6-3 in the Open GDF Suez final.

Kerber became the first German to win the Paris tournament since Steffi Graf in 1995, clinching victory with a forehand winner.

After a first set with four service breaks, Kerber capitalised on an unforced error from Bartoli to take a 4-1 lead in the tie-breaker. She clinched the opening set when the Frenchwoman's backhand sailed long.

Kerber then whipped a forehand crosscourt winner to break for a 2-0 lead in the next set, but the US Open semi-finalist failed to serve out the match at 5-3, as Bartoli won four straight games to even the match with an ace.

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