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Tik, tok, tikity, tok, they’re warming up.
This match is an intriguing contrast in styles between the great defender Kerber and the relentless attacker Ostapenko. Kerber became the world No 1 in 2016 after winning the Australian and US Opens, along with reaching the Wimbledon final, but seemed to regard her status as a millstone round her neck rather than a milestone. The German crumbled under the pressure and expectation, and had a torrid time in 2017.
As the clock strikes one, the players make their entrance on to a sunny Centre Court, Ostapenko a few steps ahead of Kerber.
Written by Katy Murrells at Wimbledon
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