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It's a new world for Angelique Kerber since winning a Grand Slam event

It's a new world for Angelique Kerber since winning a Grand Slam event

Angelique Kerber's dream of winning a Grand Slam tournament came true in January, when she upset Serena Williams in the Australian Open final. But Kerber didn't realize the title would bring with it constant demands from sponsors, tournament promoters and the media.

"The pressure is much different than it was like few months ago. It's a completely new situation for me," said Kerber, who came to the BNP Paribas Open ranked No. 2 in the world. "I'm trying to get used to it."

To her credit, she didn't blame those distractions — or the pressure — after losing to unseeded Denisa Allertova, 7-5,...

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