Angelique Kerber hoping for better things after snapping losing streak in Osaka

Angelique Kerber in action

Angelique Kerber snapped her worrying losing streak in Osaka, later admitting ‘it’s nice to win again.’

Kerber has had a wretched summer, despite it starting well with a run to the final at Eastborne.

However, it soon started going wrong for Kerber, as her Wimbledon defence lasted just two matches, and she headed to Japan on a five-match losing streak.

She now hopes she has turned a corner, though, after earning a fine 6-2, 6-4 win over Nicole Gibbs.

“It’s nice to have a win again,” Kerber admitted.

“It was a tough match. We both played really well. But it’s a good feeling to win a match.

“The goal now is to finish the year as well as I can, to put all the energy which I have into this run in Asia and to play well in the next few weeks.”

Kerber will face a true test of her newly-found resolve with a match against Madison Keys next up.

“I know Madison really well, so I know what to expect,” Kerber added. “It will be interesting.

“We both know we have to play our best against each other.”

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