Angelique Kerber has hit the bottom operating at Wimbledon.
On the heels of profitable her first title (at Dangerous Homburg, Germany) since she final hoisted the Venus Rosewater Dish at Wimbledon in 2018, Kerber saved up her wonderful play on No.1 Courtroom and notched a hard-fought straight units win over Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic, 6-4, 6-3.
After the victory Kerber mirrored on the victory and her present assured frame of mind.
“I am feeling actually good,” she stated. “Particularly in fact with the win on my belt final week coming right here to Wimbledon, that provides me for certain a number of confidence. And likewise taking part in on grass once more, which I like to play. It matches my recreation.”
The German improves to 32-11 lifetime at Wimbledon. She’s going to face both Ana Konjuh or Sara Sorribes Tormo within the second spherical.
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If Kerber can get by way of that match she may doubtlessly face seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams in spherical three. Kerber defeated Williams within the 2018 last, and spoke about that large expertise on Tuesday.
“I feel this match might be at all times probably the most particular one in my profession, due to course taking part in towards Serena, I performed her twice within the finals,” she stated. “The primary one I misplaced, after which I get the prospect to play one other last towards her which I received.
Remarkably, Kerber owns a 2-1 lifetime report towards Williams in Grand Slam finals. She additionally defeated the 23-time main champion within the last within the 2016 Australian Open last.
“At all times after I’m coming again, I’ve the images in my thoughts, the recollections. And at all times when someone is asking me which one was like, you understand, your particular second or this one which you’ll at all times bear in mind, it is for certain, yeah, the ultimate on the Centre Courtroom right here towards Serena.
“So it’ll by no means go away in my thoughts.”
Although she is 33, and has not been on the prime of her recreation a lot of late, final week proves that Kerber can nonetheless produce World No.1-type magic on a tennis court docket.
“I by no means instructed myself how lengthy I wish to play or, like, a deadline,” she stated, when requested if she imagined she would nonetheless be taking part in at 33. “I at all times stated to myself if I really feel someday it is over, I’ve to complete, I’ll do that. I simply comply with my coronary heart and comply with the fervour I’ve for the game.”