Kerber and Lisicki - different ways to love Wimbledon
During the tournament for lawn Lisicki from the beginning a love affair was, it is for love on the second attempt was Kerber.
For Angelique Kerber , it was just love at second glance. Almost Wimbledon would have meant the end of her tennis career, now, the German number one Mitfavoritin to the Olympic tournament this Saturday at the traditional system in the All England Lawn Tennis Club begins. "I'm thrilled to be back here," said Kerber.
Grass as an ideal covering
three weeks ago, they stormed the Grand Slam show on the hallowed turf to the semifinals, the five rings, it will still go on at least one step. "If there is a covering that meets their game, then there is grass," said Fed Cup team boss Barbara Rittner. Not only does she secretly hopes that Kerber on Church Road gets a medal.
The last German tennis player who won Olympic precious metal, was Steffi Graf in 1992 won the Countess in Barcelona, silver, four years before she was in Seoul Olympic champion. Since Graf in that year also won the four major tournaments on the tour, she succeeded in 1988 unmatched to this day known as the Golden Slam. How many players is Earl Kerber for an idol. That is just the beginning of the month at Wimbledon for the first meeting with her idol came, makes the place even more special for the Kielerin. Long since forgotten the first-round defeat of 2011, after she almost made the bat in the corner and ended her career would be.
Nothing is more reminiscent of those despondent and frustrated Kerber. When they start the week after a short break and returned one week training in Offenbach to London, she received her new popularity to feel. While the casserole is not as great as with Steffi Graf, but the autograph and photo hunters have already cast their eyes upon Kerber. "Now I know the people, but it's also fun," said the 24-year-old.
At the Olympics, the world number seven of Germany's gofer. In individual she meets in the first round of the Czech Petra Cetkovska, it is also for the Mixed with Philip Petzschner and the double with Sabine Lisicki provided. In Lisicki was different than Kerber. She needed no second attempt to get excited about Wimbledon. "I love the tournament," said the Berliner again, nowhere else she feels as comfortable as on the lawn in the southwest of the capital. 2011, they stood there in the semifinals, this year they lost in the quarterfinals against Kerber.
Rittner, "It may not all be friends with each other"
The handshake after the German duel on Centre Court fell from behavior, but to the harmony in duo Kerber / Lisicki is no need to worry. "When we play against each other, we are rivals, but then again we are talking to each other as usual," said Kerber. Rittner also feared no problems. "It need not all be friends with each other -. Agree but as long as the respect and acceptance, it's perfectly okay," Even on this Saturday, the two currently best-placed German women show that they work well together. Waiting on the road to hoped-for medal at the start, the British duo Laura Robson and Heather Watson. As the first of the German team needs to clock at 11.30 local time (12:30 CEST clock) Philipp Petzschner on the square. The short notice for the injured Croat Ivo Karlovic nachgerückte Bayreuth meets the Slovaks . Lukas Lacko also plays Mona Barthel against the Pole Urszula Radwanska.
I want to know how people german see the relationship between kerber and Sabine? is kerber gaining more popularity than Sabine after wimbledon?