Angelique Kerber has made a successful return to Melbourne Park after dismissing her German countrywomen Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-0 6-4 on Tuesday.
The 2016 Australian Open champion has enjoyed a much-welcomed rich vein of form since arriving in Australia, ending a 27-tournament title drought in Sydney last week on the back of an impressive performance at the Hopman Cup in Perth, where she lost just one match in helping Germany to a runners-up finish.
“So far it’s been the start of a good season,” Kerber said “I'm just trying to play every single match each. I'm not trying to focus too much on ahead, on the past. I'm just trying to really start again and make the transit, from the practice, from the offseason to the match courts.
“I'm just happy to playing again good tennis.”