Angelique Kerber (German) Biography

Angelique Kerber
Birthplace:USA, New York City
Height:6 ft 1 in
Turned Pro:2008

German-born Angelique Kerber had a nice 23rd birthday present in 2011. Born on January 18th, 1988, on 17th she heard she had achieved her highest ever world ranking, number 48. This progressed much further after a very impressive display in 2012 which she reached the great heights of the 5th best player in the world.

Born in Bremen, West Germany she began playing tennis at the age of 3-years-old. At the age of 15, she achieved her first Top 100 victory when she beat Marion Bartoli in the qualifying competition for the Mastercard German Open in 2003.

2004 began with Kerber reaching the finals of an ITF tournament in Warsaw where she lost to Marta Domachowska. The same year she entered an ITF event as a qualifier and went on to win the tournament by beating Elena Tatarkova in the Finals.

2005 was not such a good year for her but in 2006 she reached 4 ITF Finals and won 3 of them. Her breakthrough came in 2007 when she won 4 titles, successfully defending her title in Saguenay in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. She also reached 3 other finals finishing as runner-up.

In 2007 she also made her Grand Slam debut at the French Open and went on to play Wimbledon and the US Open but she had an unlucky draw in all three and lost in the first rounds to Elena Dementieva, Anna Chakvetadze, and Serena Williams respectively.

2009 was another poor year for her but in 2010 she qualified for the Australian Open and reached the 3rd round beating Olga Govortsova and Aravane Rezai en route before losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova in a close three-setter.

Angelique Kerber reached the second round of the French Open, losing to Aravane Rezai, and the 3rd round at Wimbledon when she beat Sania Mirza and 13th Seed Shahar Peer to get there, eventually losing to Jarmila Groth.

2011 started well when Kerber caused an upset at the Moorilla Hobart International by knocking out veteran Kimiko Date Krumm in the first round. She reached the quarter-finals but lost to Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

She went on to lose in the first round of her next three tournaments, the Australian Open, GDF Suez Paris, and the Dubai Duty-Free Women’s Open.

In Paris she lost in three sets to fellow German Andrea Petkovic in a march that lasted 2 hours, 12 minutes and Petkovic defeated her again in Dubai.

Angelique Kerber is working with her coach to improve her form and her mother Beata is her manager. 

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