Angelique Kerber vs Kaia Kanepi – First Round – Preview & Prediction | 2022 Australian Open
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When is Angelique Kerber vs Kaia Kanepi on and what time does it start? Angelique Kerber vs Kaia Kanepi will take place on Tuesday 18th January, 2022 – not before 05:15 (UK)
Where is Angelique Kerber vs Kaia Kanepi taking place? Angelique Kerber vs Kaia Kanepi will take place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia
What surface is Angelique Kerber vs Kaia Kanepi being played on? Angelique Kerber vs Kaia Kanepi will take place on an outdoor hard court
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What channel is Angelique Kerber vs Kaia Kanepi on in the UK? Angelique Kerber vs Kaia Kanepi will be televised live on Eurosport
Where can I stream Angelique Kerber vs Kaia Kanepi in the UK? Eurosport subscribers can stream Angelique Kerber vs Kaia Kanepi live on their website, while Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go
Former world number one Angelique Kerber won the first of her three Grand Slam title here at the Australian Open back in 2016. The 33-year-old also reached the Wimbledon final that season before winning the US Open and then her third major two years later in a return to the Wimbledon final. Kerber won her first WTA title in three years, and 13th overall, at the Bad Homburg Open last season to spark a resurgence in form that took her to the semi-finals of SW19 before she lost to eventual champion Ash Barty.
Estonian veteran Kaia Kanepi has been a stalwart on tour for almost two decades with the last of four WTA titles won in Brussels back in 2013. The 36-year-old has reached six Grand Slam quarter-finals overall, two each at Roland-Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open with her best showing in Melbourne a third round exit on three occasions including last year.
Angelique Kerber and Kaia Kanepi share a head-to-head record neatly poised at 2-2, although their last meeting came way back in 2014. Since then, Kerber has become a three-time Grand Slam champion and world number one, fallen away into the wilderness and then returned quite dramatically last season to almost reach another Wimbledon final. The German’s defence is something to behold and despite her recent bout of covid-19 she can be backed to scrape through this first round match.