Kei Nishikori Reigns Supreme in Barcelona; Angelique Kerber Wins Stuttgart Crown

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 | 0
(photo: skysports)

(photo: skysports)


Top seed Kei Nishikori successfully defended his Barcelona Open title after defeating local hope Pablo Andujar in the title-clash on Sunday. The Japanese favorite looked rusty in patches but prevailed 6-4 6-4 ultimately.

Nishikori won 70 percent of his first-serve points and broke his opponent’s service games twice each in both the sets to emerge the champion for the second time in a row at the tournament.

Besides retaining 500 ranking points, Nishikori received € 457,550 as prize money for his triumph.

Meanwhile, Marin Draganja and Henri Kontinen won the doubles title after scoring a 3-6 7-6 11-9 win against Jamie Murray and John Peers in the doubles final.


The WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart saw an upset in the Sunday’s title-clash, as unseeded Angelique Kerber of Germany stunned 4th seed Caroline Wozniacki 3-6 6-1 7-5 in a grueling battle that went over two hours.

By the virtue of this win, Kerber improved her win-loss record by 6-4 again her Danish counterpart.





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