Angelique Kerber extends unbeaten start to season to nine matches, rules Sydney Int’l
Germany's Angelique Kerber bags her 11th career title. AP

SYDNEY — Angelique Kerber won her ninth consecutive match to start the season, beating Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-4 to clinch the Sydney International title on Saturday.

Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open champion, won four consecutive singles matches at the Hopman Cup, followed by five in Sydney.

It was Kerber's 11th career title.

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