Wimbledon champion Kerber to defend Sydney title
SYDNEY - Agence France-Presse
Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber will defend her Sydney International title in January in preparation for next year’s Australian Open, organizers said on July 20.
The German climbed to No.4 in the world rankings after her 6-3, 6-3 win over Serena Williams to claim her first Wimbledon title at the All England Club last week.
“Playing the Sydney International is always a great opportunity to face some top quality opposition,” Kerber said in a statement.
“Every single match is really tough, so it’s a great way to fine-tune my game after the off-season, and also get used to the weather conditions in Australia, which are quite different to Europe at that time of the year.”
The Sydney International will take place at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Center from Jan. 6-12.