Birthday girl Kerber celebrates with win over Keys… as American teen goes to buy new headphones to get over loss
. Kerber was the last.
On her way to victory: Kerber beat teen Keys in straight sets
Bowing out: Keys was knocked out of the Australian Open and said she was going to buy some new headphones
Meanwhile, Keys said she would learn from the experience – but then use her prize money to buy a new pair of headphones.
She said: 'I'm taking away some positives. But right now, it kind of sucks.'
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'I think it was the occasion, centre court the first time, I think I was just kind of… I think I almost psyched myself out, thinking I had to play better than what I did have to play.
'I think I just got really nervous, going for too much, and pressing instead of just working points.'
'My headphones right now for my iPod are really broken,' she added. 'I have to wiggle the wires around to try to get sound, so I think maybe I can afford new headphones. Other than that I'll probably just stick (the prizemoney) in savings.’
Mission complete: Kerber shakes hands after defeating Keys