The Path of Angelique Kerber to the 2018 Wimbledon Title
Angelique Kerber is a German tennis player. She is the winner of 12 WTA titles, including three Grand Slam ones with the most recent title gained at 2018 Wimbledon. Kerber was #1 in the world in 2016, but she is currently ranked as #4.
Angelique Kerber was born on January 18, 1988, in Bremen, Germany. She started to play tennis at the age of 3.
In 2007, Kerber made a Grand Slam debut, competing at the French Open. The following year, she gained her first Grand Slam victory at the Australian Open. In 2010, she reached her first WTA tour final at Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas as well as was at a quarterfinal at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem.
2011 was a breakthrough year for Angelique Kerber as she rose to #32 in the WTA ranking. She reached her first Grand Slam semifinal at the US Open, in addition to getting to the final at the Bahamas Women’s Open, a semifinal at the HP Open and a quarterfinal at the Hobart International.
In 2012, the athlete claimed her first WTA title at the Open GDF Suez. Also, she won e-Boks Open and reached finals at the Eastbourne International and Western & Southern Open, semifinals at the Wimbledon, ASB Classic, BNP Paribas Open, Rome Masters and Toray Pan Pacific Open, quarterfinals at the French Open, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and China Open.
The following year, Angelique Kerber continued to show good results. She was the champion at the Generali Ladies Linz and reached finals at the Monterrey Open and Toray Pan Pacific Open, semifinals at the Apia International Sydney, BNP Paribas Open and Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, quarterfinals at the Brisbane International, Madrid Open, Citi Open and China Open.
In 2014, Kerber was a finalist at the Apia International Sydney, Qatar Open, Aegon International and Bank of the West Classic, semifinalist at the Toray Pan Pacific Open, quarterfinalist at the Wimbledon, Brisbane International, Open GdF Suez, Miami Open, Nurnberger Versicherungscup and Wuhan Open.
In 2015, the athlete gained 4 WTA titles: Family Circle Cup, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Aegon Classic and Bank of the West Classic. She was at the final at the Hong Kong Open, semifinals at the Apia International Sydney, Nurnberger Versicherungscup and Wuhan Open, quarterfinals at the Brisbane International, Toray Pan Pacific Open and China Open.
In 2016, Angelique Kerber was the winner of the Australian Open, US Open and Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, ending the year as #1 in the world. Moreover, she reached finals at the Wimbledon, Brisbane International and Western & Southern Open, semifinals at Miami Open and Rogers Cup, quarterfinals at the Birmingham Classic as well as gained a silver medal at the Olympic Games.
Among Angelique’s achievements in 2017 were the final at the Monterrey Open, semifinal at the Dubai Tennis Championships, quarterfinals at the Brisbane International, Miami Open and Eastbourne International.
In 2018, Kerber’s most important achievement was the victory at Wimbledon. Besides, she was a champion at the Sydney International and got to semifinals at the Australian Open, Dubai Tennis Championship and Eastbourne International, quarterfinals at the French Open, Qatar Open, Indian Wells Masters, Miami Open and Rome Masters.