Tennis star Angelique Kerber will not be in shape as the US Open approaches (Aug. 26-Sept. 8).
Three-time Grand Slam winner Kiel lost in the first round of the WTA tournament in Cincinnati Estin Anett Kontaveit in 1:24 with 6: 7 (7: 9), 2: 6.
After her triumph at Wimbledon, Angelique Kerber finally propelled herself to the Olympic Games in 2018 and won her third Grand Slam title after the Australian Open and the US Open 2016.
But it was a long way to the top of the world. A year later, the 31-year-old girl is now successfully defending her title on the "sacred lawn"
"I want to defend my title," she announces confidently before the tournament begins. Grouvy Sport returns to his beautiful career
Since 2003, Angélique Kerber is a tennis professional. His career is slow until 2011, with tremendous success from an early age. Kerber does not have the gaming facilities to dominate their sport. In 2011, she even thinks of resigning, but they then succeed the breakthrough: at the US Open, she goes into the semi-finals.
In the following years, Kerber is still fighting further in the world rankings. In May 2012, she will appear in the top ten for the first time. The blonde gets her first WTA title in Paris in February of the same year. More successful than the semifinals of Wimbledon in 2013 but remaining until the end of 2015
2016 changes everything: Kerber plays a year of absolute dream. The 28-year-old's tennis tale began with his sensational triumph at the Australian Open. In the Melbourne final, left-handed Serena Williams beats in three sets. The only weak point: the defeat of the first round at Roland Garros
But already, Wimbledon will be a great success again. After a good tournament, she can handle the final defeat against Williams. A few weeks later, he won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
On September 12, Kerber became the first German, after Graf, to take the lead in the world rankings. She crowns her almost perfect year with the triumph at the US Open. She beats Karolina Pliskova in the final with 6: 3, 4: 6, 6: 4
The man who drove Kerber in these areas is Torben Beltz. The German form Angie until 2013. After a brief "interlude" with Carina Witthöft, Beltz returns to Kerber in 2015.
But with the beginning of 2017, the glory is over. As defending champion, Kerber fails at the Australian Open in the second round at Coco Vandeweghe. It reaches only one end of the season, the fall of the world rank taking place shortly after Melbourne. Although she's coming back because of Williams' baby break in the meantime, she returns instead to the sun, but after Wimbledon took her away, Karolina Pliskova
In the All England Champions Club, the knockout stages are playoff. At the French Open before the first round, as well as at the US Open 2017. The Japanese Naomi Osaka benefits from the disastrous constitution of Kerber. The German ends her horror year in 21st place in the world rankings
Then she draws the consequences. She separates from her longtime coach Beltz. After this "new voice spoke to me, it worked well after the long cooperation with Torben Beltz," says Kerber in his decision.
Beltz's work is done by Wim Fissette. The Belgians coached Kerber Kim Clijsters, Sabine Lisicki, Simona Halep, Viktoria Asarenka, Sara Errani and Johanna Konta. With him, Kerber goes up immediately
Early in the year 2018, Kerber reached the final of the Hopman Cup on the side of Alexander Zverev. Although the duo of Switzerland in the last game, Kerber, however, does not lose a single
Kiel continues its winning streak at the WTA tournament in Sydney. There she fights in the Ashleigh Barty final and thus ends a long dry spell: it's the first Kerber title since the US Open 2016
Your uptrend continues. Kerber qualifies for the semi-finals of the first Grand Slam of the season in Australia. There is the terminus Simona Halep. The young woman of 30 years has gradually returned to its recipe for success in 2016: avoid mistakes, fight until the last second, do not lose a ball. This results in many entries into the quarter-finals – consistency is back
At the Kerber home tournament in Stuttgart, however, the backhand is a thigh injury that forced her to the task. But that does not get Kerber off the board
At the Open de France in Paris, she achieved the best result of her career: it was only in the quarter-finals that Kerber failed in front of the tournament's winner, Halep, in a match at three tight. Up to 9th in the world, he's back
The grass season begins to reflect. In Mallorca, she cashed a shot against the qualifier Alison Riske. Kerber proves that she is on track with the semifinal entry to Eastbourne. Caroline Wozniacki is stronger then
This Kerber is again quite the "old woman" of 2016, then finally highlights it on the sacred grass of Wimbledon. She lost only one set against Claire Liu, aged 18, until the final. Their game is stable, even a little better in some areas than it was two years ago. Mostly in service, she won
Mentally, she has also taken a step forward. "Angie is consistent and cool," said Barbara Rittner, head of women's tennis at DTB, at Grouvy Sport
And so it's enough for a great success. Kerber celebrates a historic triumph at Wimbledon. First German since Steffi Graf in 1996, she wins on the "sacred lawn" of Wimbledon.
After a long break, Kerber started at the Rogers Cup in Toronto during the tough season and retired quickly in the second round. At the tournament in Cincinnati is already in the final of the second round
Even at the last Grand Slam of the year – the US Open – she must cut the sails early. Despite defeat of Dominika Cibulkova in the third round, she improves her ranking in second place worldwide
Before the WTA championships – in which she fails in the first round – Kerber surprisingly announces the separation of coach Fissette. The successor will be the former finalist of the Australian Open, Rainer Schüttler
In mid-December, Kerber will be elected sportsman of the year in Germany in Baden-Baden for the second time since 2016
Angie is currently at the Australian Open in the field after winning her victories over Polona Hercog and Beatriz Haddad Maia, just 31, in her third match against local Australian hero Kimberly Birrell.
With a victory, she would surely make the best gift for her day of honor …
For Kerber, it was the second defeat in a row, in the fourth round with Kontaveit they conceded the third defeat.
Kerber is currently preparing without a coach
After the disappointing second round of the title defense at Wimbledon, Kerber had ended in mid-July, cooperating with his coach Rainer Schüttler.
In the first game that followed the division, she had already lost in the Toronto tournament against Daria Kassatkina (Russia).
At the last Grand Slam tournament of the year in New York, the 31 year old player prepares himself without a coach. With the US Open approaching, the Bronx Open, worth $ 250,000, will remain on the track next week.
Against Kontaveit initially developed a broken game. Both players gave in the initial phase twice their service.
The Germans hope that Görges is still in the race
At a score of 5: 6, Kerber pushed off a set of Estin and saved himself in the decisive game. There they could not use any chance to win the set.
In the second round, last year's Wimbledon champion had two more breaks for the prelims, while Kontaveit finally converted their second match point.
In addition to Kerber plays in the endurance test prominently for the US Open from a German point of view, Julia Görges, who meets in the night from Wednesday to Wednesday on the 39th. American Sofia Kenin.
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