WTA Stuttgart Grand Prix, Final: Siegemund v Kerber (12:30)

This is the first time they have met.

How can a player ranked 71 improve her game this week to such a level as to have 3 consecutive top 10 scalps in straight sets? Halep isn’t serving well, Vinci has problems with her foot and Radwanska was far from her best but Siegemund has been serving incredibly well. Her first serve percentage against Radwanska was 90%. That’s just insane unless you’re rolling them in like Errani. She has been playing aggressively and finding the lines more often she should be. Thus is her first WTA final. That’s a big deal.

Kerber was taken to 3 sets by Kvitova in their semi final.  Her serve was under a lot of pressure in the first 2 sets but Kvitova ran out of steam in the deciding set. Kerber has been here before and won the title last year.

If Siegemund continues to play like she has she will take a set but I am going with a Kerber win in 3 sets.

Back Kerber if she is broken first. All the pressure is on her and we will see some nervy play from both.

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