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German Kerber to play at Mallorca Open

IANS  |  Palma (Spain) 

German star Angelique confirmed on Monday that she will be playing in the upcoming Open tournament.

The former World No. 1, who began the year by winning the Sydney International and reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open, became the to announce her participation behind of France, the winner of the first edition of the tournament in 2016, reports

"I am really excited to play the Open 2018," said "I love the island of and the beautiful grass courts in Santa Ponsa in which I had the chance to prepare for last year."

Kerber, 30, ninth in this week's WTA rankings, enjoyed her best season in 2016, beating of the US to secure her first Grand Slam title at and claiming an Olympic silver in Río de Janeiro.

From there she went on to clinch her second Grand Slam title at and was World No. 1 for 20 weeks.

"We are thrilled to have for this new edition of the Mallorca Open," said the director of the tournament,

The competition takes place from June 18 to 24.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 20:28 IST
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