Kerber stuns Wozniacki in Stuttgart Grand Prix final

Former world number one beaten by 14th-ranked German despite winning opening set.

    This is Kerber's second title this month [Getty Images]
    This is Kerber's second title this month [Getty Images]

    Germany's Angelique Kerber came from a set down to outmuscle Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 and win the Stuttgart Grand Prix for her second title of the season.

    Kerber, ranked 14th in the world, completed a memorable week where she beat top-seed Maria Sharapova and sixth-seed Ekaterina Makarova in previous rounds.

    "I am completely done here, empty. I gave everything I had and the crowd just carried me," she said in a courtside interview.

    "I had to fight until the very end and I could not have done it without this crowd."

    Dane Wozniacki, a former world number one, eased past the German in the first set before her game unravelled in the second.

    Wozniacki composed herself and a break at 4-3 in the third seed looked to have given her the edge in the indoor arena.

    But Kerber, clutching her bandaged right thigh, battled back to win three games in a row to go 6-5 up.

    Wozniacki saved three match points before the 27-year-old Kerber kept her cool to convert her fourth chance for her second title in a month after Charleston.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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