Monica Niculescu

Australian Open Women's Capsules

Women to watch at the Australian Open, which begins Monday at Melbourne Park:

ANGELIQUE KERBER

Seeded: 1

Age: 28 (29 on Jan. 18)

Country: Germany

2016 Match Record: 63-18

2016 Singles Titles: 3

Career Singles Titles: 10

Major Titles: 2 — Australian Open ('16), U.S. Open ('16)

Last 5 Australian Opens: '16-Won Championship; '15-Lost in 1st Round, '14-Lost in 4th Round, '13-4th, '12-Lost in 3rd round.

Topspin: A breakout year in 2016: won her first Grand Slam singles title at Melbourne, beating Serena Williams in the final, lost to Serena in the Wimbledon final, won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics and then captured her...

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