Angelique Kerber is one of the top women’s tennis players in the world. Kerber knocked off Jejena Ostapenko to reach the 2018 Wimbledon finals. “These are the matches I was working for as a young kid,” Kerber said following her big win, “and to stand here again in the final at Wimbledon is great.” Despite entering Wimbledon as the tournament’s top seed, the German did not feel any additional pressure entering the tournament.
“I mean, to be honest, I am not feeling the pressure because I am not looking on the seeded or who is left or not. I’m just looking forward for my next match. For every single day that I’m here trying to do my best. This is all I’m focusing on,” she said at Wimbledon media day.
“For me this year, it was really important for me to really playing again a consistent year. We are at halftime now. Actually I’m just trying to focusing on every single match now, not thinking which round it is, if it’s the second week or the first round. I know every match is really tough, especially at the Grand Slams. I’m just trying to improving my game, as well. I mean, I’m practicing really hard. Now I’m trying to making the transit from the practice, on the match courts, trying to be better and better.”
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About Angelique Kerber
Hometown: Bremen, Germany
World Ranking: No. 11
Bio: Angelique Kerber was born January 18, 1988, in Bremen West Germany. The left-hander is known for her aggressive game and has won 11 singles titles including two majors — the 2016 Australian Open and 2016 US Open. Kerber turned pro at age 15. She also has trong connections to Poland, where her maternal grandfather owns an indoor tennis facility.