Australian Open: Angelique Kerber sends scribes her birthday cake

Updated: Jan 23, 2018, 17:15 IST | Agencies

"It may have been Angelique Kerber's 30th birthday on Thursday but it was the media, who received the gift," reported news.com.au.

Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber

"It may have been Angelique Kerber's 30th birthday on Thursday but it was the media, who received the gift," reported news.com.au. And the gift came in the form of a cake which the German former World No 1, "donated to the pack of hungry journos covering the tournament who are now assured to give Kerber lashings of positive coverage. Wise move but she's not the first to curry such favours."

Of course, Kerber didn't give the hacks too many opportunities to weave negative lines on her since she is displaying amazing fighting qualities at Melbourne Park. Yesterday, she joined Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep on the list of advancers through her 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win over Hseih Su-Wei of Taiwan at the Rod Laver Arena.

On the subject of generosity, it can be recalled that former Serbian World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who exited the tournament yesterday, had dished out treats to the media during his opening press conference of the 2016 Oz Open.

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