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Angelique Kerber advances in Australian Open

MELBOURNE — Angelique Kerber survived some nervous moments before fending off American teenager Madison Keys in the third round of the Australian Open, then got to blow out the candles on a cake to celebrate her 25th birthday.

Fifth-seeded Kerber won, 6-2, 7-5, on Friday to move into the fourth round, further than she’s gone in six trips to the Australian Open.

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