“I Won Wimbledon Still Gives Me Goosebumps”- Angelique Kerber Reveals Her Love For Grass Courts


Angelique Kerber

Former World Number One Angelique Kerber won her first two Grand Slam titles in the hardcourt tournaments at the 2016 Australian Open and US Open. However, 2018 Wimbledon Champion Kerber said she loves to play tennis in the Grass Courts.

German Woman won her third Grand Slam title at 2018 Wimbledon where she overcame Serena Williams at the event finals. Moreover, Angelique Kerber said she feels extra comfortable while playing on grass courts. In an email interview with the WTA tour Angelique Kerber wrote “to be honest, I felt very comfortable right from the beginning. Because I always enjoyed playing on carpet courts, which are quite similar” 

“It suits my game really well, as the ball bounce is low and fast, which forces you to react quickly, anticipate, and be creative,” Kerber feels. In addition to this, Her first proper lawn tennis tournament experience at a junior tournament in Roehampton in England. She was made the second week of Wimbledon five times, this justifies Kerber’s comfort in grass courts.

Angelique Kerber

I have had the privilege to collect so many beautiful memories of grass courts. The quarterfinal match against Sabine Lisicki in 2012 is one that stands out for me. Two Germans in the quarterfinal, a crazy rollercoaster battle, and an amazing atmosphere. Those types of matches have given so much.”

“Thinking about the moment that I won Wimbledon still gives me goosebumps. But looking back, it was not only the victories that were important. Playing and losing against Serena in 2016 was one of the losses from which I learned so much. The experience made me grow the most and helped me clinch the title in 2018.” Angelique Kerber added.

“I Will Help Promote Grass Court Tennis In Germany”- Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber, who lost the 2019 Wimbledon second round said that she is very happy about allowing two new WTA events on the grass in Germany. WTA schedules two events in Berlin and Bad Homburg. In Fact, Kerber’s management company also played an active role in organizing the Bad Homburg tennis.

Angelique Kerber

“I’ve been actively involved in developing the event. I have been on the tour for many years and it’s my goal to help create a new event that everyone would love. I can’t wait to see the ideas and the whole concept come to life”

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“It will be a warm and welcoming event with a boutique character, one that allows fans to attend matches on two of the match courts free of charge. I think this is a great way to promote grass-court tennis for everyone.”  Kerber concluded.


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