In 2016, Angie Kerber was playing the best tennis on the tour hands down! The German at the age of 28 had her best season winning in Melbourne, New York and made the final of Wimbledon a year that saw her claim world number one spot.
2017 was a write off, the form deteriorated and the ranking dropped and it is sad to see someone playing so well and how quickly that can change with her ranking dropping from world number one to number nineteen in a matter of months.
This year has been a great comeback.
Angie is bar far the tours best defender and you cannot help but admire her determination.
She works incredibly hard and to win against Kerber means you have to bring your A game her confidence took a big hit last year and there is nothing easier than letting things stay as they are Kerber isn’t about that.
She turned up this year ready to bounce back! She played Hopman Cup with Alex Zverev to begin the season which adds that relax and fun start to the season. She then made her way around Australia where she won Sydney and made the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
In Doha and Qatar she made the quarter and semi-finals respectively and then at the sunshine double where she made the quarter finals of both Indian Wells and Miami. Her clay court season didn’t kick off until before Roland Garros in Rome where she made the Quarter finals and semi’s in Paris before a short trip to Mallorca followed by a final appearance in Eastbourne and then Wimbledon.
Her form has been excellent. She is back at four in the world and in pole position to finish the season on a high!
Well done Angie!