Angelique Kerber is a German professional tennis player. In her career, the former world No. 1 has won three Grand Slam titles and an Olympic silver medal. Kerber began playing tennis at a young age and got professional at the age of 15. Even though she had never won a junior title, she wowed many sports experts with her abilities, with many predicting that she would become No. 1 in the future years.
Despite struggling with her form in 2017, she swiftly returned and added a Wimbledon title to her collection in 2018. She is now one of the most successful female tennis players in the world, and Forbes named her one of the highest-paid athletes in the world in 2017.
Angelique Kerber was born in Bremen, Germany, on January 18, 1988, to Beata and Sawomir Kerber. Jessica Kerber is her younger sister. Angelique grew up in Kiel and began playing tennis when she was three years old. She relocated to Puszczykowo, Poland, to begin training at her grandfather’s tennis facilities. Angelique made the switch from right-handed to left-handed play at this time. She did not win any junior titles despite competing in various competitions across Europe. She began her professional career when she was 15 years old.
Angelique Kerber Career
Angelique Kerber made her Grand Slam debut at the 2007 French Open, competing in the main event. But she lost in the first round and also suffered the same fate at Wimbledon as well the US Open later that year. In 2008, she defeated Maret Ani in the Australian Open for her first Grand Slam victory. She did, however, lose in the next round. Her previous Grand Slam appearances that year also didn’t go well. Kerber did manage to win two ITF titles that year, though. She advanced to the third round of the Australian Open in 2010 but was defeated by Svetlana Kuznetsova. She advanced to the second round of the French Open and the third round of the Wimbledon Championships. Kerber did not win any titles this year, unfortunately.
In 2011, she defeated Flavia Pennetta in the US Open to reach her maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal. She was ranked No. 34 at the end of the event and No. 32 at the finish, thanks to her impressive wins. In 2012, she and fellow German players Sabine Lisicki, Julia Görges, and Anna-Lena Grönefeld won the Fed Cup for Germany against the Czech Republic. She also won her maiden WTA championship in 2012, defeating Marion Bartoli at the Open GDF Suez. Her ranking has risen significantly as a result of her dominating results in the BNP Paribas Open. After defeating Caroline Wozniacki, she went on to win the e-Boks Open. She also advanced to the quarterfinals of the French Open, where she was defeated by Sara Errani.
Her winning streak continued in 2012, including a semifinal appearance at Wimbledon, her first on grass. She also advanced to the London Olympics quarterfinals before falling to Victoria Azarenka. She was ranked No. 5 at the end of the year, her highest ranking to that moment. She made it to the fourth round of the Australian, French, and the US Opens in 2013. After reaching the second round at Wimbledon, she, unfortunately, had to withdraw early. She defeated Anna Ivanovic to win her first WTA title of the year at the Generali Ladies Linz.
She made it to the fourth rounds of the Australian and French Opens again in 2014, however she did not advance any further. Angelique advanced to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon after defeating Maria Sharapova, but Eugenie Bouchard halted her progress. In the first round of the Australian Open in 2015, she was stunned by Irina-Camelia Begu. Her position in the rankings dropped to double digits. At the Family Circle Cup, she fought back and won her fourth WTA title.
She won her fifth WTA title at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, continuing her winning streak. Kerber started the grass-court season with a win over Karolina Pliskova in the final of the Aegon Classic, adding to her collection of titles. Her luck continued to shine in 2015, as she won the Bank of the West Classic after defeating Pliskova, giving her a total of seven WTA titles. She made headlines in 2016 with her performance at the Australian Open, the year’s first Grand Slam tournament. Angelique advanced to the finals after defeating Johanna Konta in the semis and faced defending champion, Serena Williams.
She won her first Grand Slam and rose to No. 2 in the world after defeating Williams. Angelique defeated Simona Halep in the World Group Play-Offs and helped Germany stay in the tournament. She also won her second championship of the year in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, defending her crown. Kerber advanced to the Wimbledon finals before losing to Serena Williams. She made it to the finals of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Angelique was defeated by Monica Puig and had to settle for a silver medal. She won her second Grand Slam Major at the US Open, defeating Pliskova in the finals, and moved to No. 1 in the WTA rankings.
Ups & Downs
Kerber’s ranking dropped in 2017 after a string of poor results at the start of the year. Despite being the tournament’s top seed, she was knocked out in the first round of the French Open. She had to withdraw from Wimbledon in the fourth round due to a lack of form. Kerber’s unexpected departures and continuous defeats took her out of the Top 20 rankings before the end of the year. She switched coaches at this moment and announced Wim Fissette as her new coach.
In 2018, she won her first championship in 2016, when she defeated Ashleigh Barty at the Sydney International. She had a good run in the Australian Open, reaching the semifinals before losing to Simona Halep. Her rankings improved, and she was able to reclaim a spot in the top ten. Her performance had significantly improved. She advanced to the French Open quarterfinals before losing to Simona Halep. Kerber regained her composure at Wimbledon, reaching her second final on the grass-court and defeating Serena Williams to win her third Major and rise to No. 4 in the world.
Kerber revealed her plans to find a new coach by the end of 2018 to help her rediscover consistency and enhance her game in major tournaments. In 2019, she advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals before losing to Danielle Collins in straight sets. She is preparing to compete in future majors and WTA events. In the BNP Paribas Open, she managed to advance in the Round of 16 where she will be playing against Ajla Tomljanovic for securing her place in the quarter final.
Angelique Kerber Biography
|Real Name||Angelique Kerber|
|Birth Date||January 18, 1988|
|Age (as of 2021)||33 Years|
|Birth Place||Bremen, West Germany|
|Profession||Professional Tennis Player|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 173 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 65 kg – in Pounds – 145 lbs|
|Waist Size||26 Inches|
|Hips Size||36 Inches|
|Shoe Size||9 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Medium Blonde|
|Eye Color||Light Blue|
|Sister||One (Jessica Kerber)|
|Who is her Boyfriend?||Not Known|
Torben Beltz, Angelique Kerber’s longtime coach, was speculated to be dating her, although neither party has confirmed the connection. After Angelique Kerber switched coaches in 2017, the whispers calmed away. Kerber is a UNICEF brand ambassador and is actively involved in several causes. Angelique Tennis Academy, her own tennis academy in Poland, was founded by her.
Angelique Kerber Net Worth
She is a professional tennis player from Germany with a net worth of USD 30 million. Her monthly income is projected to be 2.5 million dollars.
- Defeated Serena Williams in the Australian Open final, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, to earn her maiden major title in her first major final appearance.
- Her mother was born to Polish parents in Germany. Her father was born to German parents in Poland.
- Defeated Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 to claim her third major singles title at Wimbledon. Only Kerber and Venus Williams have ever beaten Serena in a major final twice.
- Defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to win the US Open.
- She is trilingual, speaking English, German, and Polish.
- She is a keen football lover who cheers on her hometown team FC Bayern Munich. Steffi Graf, a former German tennis star, is her favorite athlete.
Well with her stunning performance in Tennis we wish her all the very best for her upcoming games.