German women's tennis continues its renaissance as yet another German player in Angelique Kerber shakes the establishment by winning the e-boks Open in Copenhagen. Why earthshaking? Well, a title in a tennis open in Copenhagen used to be the stranglehold of their local darling, Caroline Wozniacki, but as I watched the game tonight, just from the onset, I could really see that Angelique Kerber had the goods to do damage to the more experienced and higher ranked Dane.
That Angelique was fearless and that Caro had led both sets (41 and 43) made watching that final very interesting. Eventually, Kerber won 64 64 - certainly an emphatic display from the German that she can beat a Top 10 player if she's just loose and free - like today. Playing before the local crowd, she knew she had nothing to lose - to think that she almost lost in the earlier rounds! (Again, to another German, Mona Barthel).
Well, the surface they played in was not clay so I know this will have no bearing in the upcoming French Open. However, confidence-wise, this should give Kerber a big boost, especially that she beat a former #1 player to win this title!