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All good for Angelique

12th January 2019, 10:31 by Jack Ogalbe

Angelique Kerber admits she is feeling extremely good about her game heading into the Australian Open.

The German won at Melbourne Park in 2016, a vintage year for her in which she reached the final at Wimbledon and the Olympics before doubling her Grand Slam tally at Flushing Meadows.

A difficult 2017 followed but last season was far more productive for Kerber as she beat Serena Williams to claim the Wimbledon title.

Winning all four singles matches at the recent Hopman Cup demonstrates the 30-year-old's current momentum and ahead of the first major of 2019, the world number two says she is feeling good about her game.

"I know that I'm playing well right now, that I've played good matches and that I have confidence," she said. "But it's still not easy to be here. The tournament starts from zero.

"I have good memories, yeah, I have a good feeling but you never know what's going to happen.

"I mean, conditions are never so easy here, but I'm looking forward to it. The only expectation that I have is to give my best in every single match."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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