Angelique Kerber winds past the whimsical Polona Hercog and makes the second round of the Australian Open
James Dutton for mailonline
Angelique Kerber started her quest for a fourth Grand Slam title with a routine straight sets victory over Polona Hercog on Monday.
The Wimbledon champion needed just over an hour to beat her Slovenian opponent 6-2, 6-2.
The world number 2 is aiming for its second title in Melbourne after the victory in 2016.
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Angelique Kerber celebrates while claiming the first set 6-2 against Polona Hercog
The German plays a backhand shot during her opening match at the Australian Open
The Slovenian Polona Hercog looked lost during the match of Monday in Melbourne