Kerber, Robson celebrate birthdays Down Under
"Let them eat cake." That quote is attributed often to Marie Antoinette, but a couple of women's tennis stars made it their modern-day reality both on and away from the court at the Australian Open.
Rennae Stubbs presented a cake to Angelique Kerber after she defeated Madison Keys, and the Aussie Open crowd serenaded her with a "Happy Birthday" rendition kick-started by Stubbs herself, who possesses a decent set of pipes, as it turns out, certainly on key. See the scene here with the fresh 25-year-old:
Kerber was upended in the next round by Ekaterina Makarova, who fell to Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinal. Meanwhile, Laura Robson, Australian born but playing for Great Britain, turned all of 19 years young whilst in Melbourne, and she also celebrated the occasion with sweets. (And balloons. Don't forget the balloons.) Robson herself took out Melanie Oudin and then Petra Kvitova (11-9 in the third set, no less) before falling to Sloane Stephens.
Kerber's birthday came on January 18, and Robson's arrived on January 21. It's good to see the pair smiling. Each has a lot riding on her 2013 WTA campaign. Each has a statement to make.
—Jonathan Scott (@jonscott9)