Angelique Kerber, from Germany, returns to Andrea Petkovic during semifinal action at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, April 11, 2015. Kerber won 6-4, 6-4. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Mic Smith
April 12, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Angelique Kerber won six of the last seven games to rally past Madison Keys and win the Family Circle Cup 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 on Sunday.

This was Kerber's fourth WTA title and first since Linz in 2013. She broke serve five times against an opponent who hadn't lost serve all week.

Kerber trailed 4-1 in the final set, with the 20-year-old American using a strong serve to build what looked like a solid lead. The German won 12 of the next 16 to tie the match. Keys moved in front once more at 5-4 before Kerber took control for good.

Kerber won the next game at love, then rallied from 40-0 down to break serve and pull ahead. Keys made four straight errors in the final game to give Kerber the match.

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