Ash Barty gives world No1 a big scare during Brisbane International comeback

  • Angelique Kerber defeats Ash Barty 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
  • World No271 takes set off world No1 after two years out of the game

Comeback kid Ash Barty showed there was plenty of life in her second tennis coming as she delivered a major scare to Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber at the Brisbane International.

The German world No1 was forced to dig deep to survive a second-round fright at Pat Rafter Arena, eventually winning 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in one hour 44 minutes, after being on the ropes.

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