Kerber racks up a first
Roland-Garros remains the only major former world No.1 Angelique Kerber has never added to her collection.
After the German captured her 14th career title at Strasbourg leading in, she continued her winning ways in France on Wednesday with a 6-1, 7-6(2) victory over home hope and 2020 junior champion Elsa Jacquemot.
It marks the first time Kerber has claimed seven straight matches on European red clay.
“You know, I have it inside of me,” Kerber said. “If it's coming out of me, I playing always my best tennis, because I really want it.
“Last week gives me again a lot of confidence, so I just try to take it with me. But of course, I mean, you're getting older, you have to fight so much more against the young players.”