Graf wishes Kerber well before final

Angelique Kerber (AFP)
Angelique Kerber (AFP)

Melbourne - Angelique Kerber checked her phone and confirms she received a text message from Steffi Graf ahead of the Australian Open final against Serena Williams on Saturday.

Kerber summed up the message on Friday: "She told me, 'Congrats,' and she is happy for me and good luck in the finals."

After winning her semi-final on Thursday, Kerber was asked during her on-court interview if she would seek the advice of Graf, who was the last German woman to win the Australian title, on how to beat Serena.

Kerber responded with a laugh and said, "Steffi, write me please."

Williams has won 21 majors and is trying to match Graf's record of 22 titles in the Open era, which started in 1968.


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