Angelique Kerber is a professional tennis player from Germany. A left-handed defensive baseliner was born on 18th January 1988 in Bremen, a city straddling the Weser River in northwest Germany. She reached a career-high ranking of World No.1 on 12th 2016.
Who Are Angelique Kerber Parents and Sister?
Kerber’s parents are from Poland. Her father, Sławomir Kerber, and her mother Beata. And her sister’s name is Jessica.
Angelique Kerber’s Junior Career
Kerber grew up in Kiel, which is the capital and most populous city in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein. At the age of three, she began playing tennis. Later on, Angelique competed in junior events in Germany and England. But German did not win any significant titles before 2003.
Angelique Kerber’s WTA Career
Kerber started her WTA career at the 2003 German Open as a wildcard entrant. She reached the first-ever final at the 2010 Bogota Open in Columbia and claimed her maiden title at the 2012 Open GDF Suez in Paris. However, Angelique has won 13 WTA Tour-level titles out of 31 final appearances.
Most notably, German attained the championship matches at the 2016 WTA Tour Finals and Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
What Grand Slams Has Kerber Won?
Angelique Kerber made her Grand Slam main draw debut at the 2007 French Open. In addition, she clinched her first Grand Slam title at the 2016 Australian Open after stunning the defending champion Serena Williams in the three sets in the event final.
In the same year, Kerber won her second Grand Slam title at the US Open following a three sets win over the Czech Karolina Pliskova.
Exciting Facts About Angelique Kerber
Kerber is 5 feet and 8 inches(173cm) tall and doing daily activities on her right hand. German loves to play on all surfaces(hard, clay and grass). Her favourite Grand Slam and tournament: Australian Open and Indian Wells.
Moreover, Kerber holds German-Polish dual citizenship and resides in Puszczykowo, Poland. Her childhood idol is a former German tennis professional, Steffi Graf, and her favourite sports are soccer, formula one and swimming.
Angelique Kerber speaks German, Polish and English and likes shopping, sleeping, dancing, cycling, hanging out with friends.
The three-time Grand Slam winner has her own Tennis Academy, which named Angie Kerber Academy. And her favourite actors are Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon.
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