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Jan 18th, 2017 09:36 AM
Poldo
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Angie's approach of playing "less" tournaments

I just hope this won't be a typical w.o./tank Angie international
Jan 18th, 2017 06:46 AM
kerberfan
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just saw this on wta website, so she's skipping charleston?

News | WTA Tennis English
Jan 15th, 2017 03:08 PM
QueenAngie
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Kerber welcomes new challenge - Australian Open Tennis Championships 2017 - Official Site by IBM


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Kerber welcomes new challenge

Top seed and reigning champion ready for challenge of defending her title

By Dan Imhoff | 15 January, 2017


Her star has risen and with it, that unavoidable spin-off of fame. Some relish their newfound celebrity status but for world No.1 Angelique Kerber, this is the same down-to-earth ‘Angie’ as before.

Having joined the Grand Slam champions’ circle at last year’s Australian Open with the most unexpected upset of six-time champion Serena Williams in the final, the German’s off-court commitments naturally soared.

So too did the tiresome, if tenuous comparisons with the last German Grand Slam champion, Steffi Graf.

Throw the season-ending world No.1 ranking into the mix and the no-fuss 28-year-old from Bremen finds herself with a whole new juggling routine.

“It feels good. A lot of pressure, as well. I have much more things to do. I mean, the day's schedule is a little bit tighter than 12 months ago,” Kerber said.

“But at the end I'm still trying to do my things like I was doing this before.

“It's just a number before my name. I will try, of course, to stay as long as possible there. But, yeah, it's a new challenge. I think that I'm ready for that challenge. Let's see how I can deal with that.

“Everywhere I am going, I go to the restaurant and airport or whatever. It's a little bit bigger than it was before.”

When critics began to circle following the new Grand Slam champion’s first-round stumble at Roland Garros, Kerber quickly responded, reaching her second major final of the year at Wimbledon where she seriously tested Williams.

An Olympic silver medal at Rio was the precursor to her world No.1-affirming run to a second major title at Flushing Meadows.

Now, her first taste at being the hunted on a Grand Slam stage; her bid to defend the prize that changed her life 12 months ago.

“The first day was really special when we were driving through the gates. Yeah, I was walking from the transportation to the locker room where I remember I was sitting like 12 months ago after the final. Nobody was there,” Kerber said.

“Now it's a new tournament again and we are starting from zero and everybody is here again to play their best tennis. So a lot of good memories. Also when I hit the first time on Rod Laver, that was really special, as well.”

There is no hiding from the fact her lead-in preparations have been less than ideal. Last year she reached the final in Brisbane before her Melbourne Park breakthrough. This time round she left Brisbane and Sydney with a 1-2 match record heading in to AO 2017.

Kerber was downplaying whether the lack of match play would be a problem.

“I don't think so. I was practising and playing a lot of matches, points, during my practice here,” she said.

“I think it was good being a little bit earlier here, to get used to everything.

“You know, I'm not thinking now that I was not playing so well in the last two tournaments. “I'm here to be ready again from the first round. This is all I'm looking for now.”

The first hurdle will be unheralded Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko.

That new juggling routine is ready to be put to the test.
Jan 15th, 2017 03:07 PM
QueenAngie
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Tennis | Kerber optimistisch: "Angst habe ich nicht wirklich" | MDR.DE
Jan 15th, 2017 12:58 PM
kerberfan
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gosh, would it kill angie to possibly be more specific or creative with her answers when the questions are asking her to be specific sometimes it feels like its impossible to know her (the little that we can through interviews) i've heard this answer for at least a year now

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Q. Could you give us an example of those new challenges you're facing.
ANGELIQUE KERBER: Of course. First of all, I mean, you have to deal with everything, with the pressure, with all your commitments and everything around. As well, to going on court, playing your own tennis. Thinking on court just how you would like to play, you know, not thinking too much about other things.

So the focus to going on court and just thinking about what you have to do there. You have to learn that a little bit. I think that right now, yeah, I get used to it. We will see how far and how I can deal with it here.

But, yeah, I'm positive and I'm looking forward.
Angelique Kerber 15-01-17 - Australian Open Tennis Championships 2017 - Official Site by IBM
Dec 31st, 2016 03:37 PM
Tecumseh
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"Happy New Year from Brisbane 🎉 🎉🎉 Thank you for the support throughout the whole year! Excited to find out what 2017 will bring 🙏🏼😘 #TeamAngie"

Dec 29th, 2016 08:33 AM
Tecumseh
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Dec 26th, 2016 12:48 PM
QueenAngie
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Nur kurze Pause zu Weihnachten: ?Wir machen so weiter wie bisher? | shz.de


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NUR KURZE PAUSE ZU WEIHNACHTEN

„Wir machen so weiter wie bisher“

Interview mit Deutschlands Tennis-Trainer des Jahres Torben Beltz aus Itzehoe


Für die Familie bleibt nicht viel Zeit, doch Weihnachten feiert auch Marathon-Mann Torben Beltz natürlich zu Hause. Es ist aber nur eine kurze Stippvisite des Tennis-Erfolgstrainers in seiner Heimatstadt Itzehoe. Denn der 40-Jährige befindet sich mit der Weltranglisten-Ersten Angelique Kerber nach kurzen Urlaubswochen schon wieder im Aufbau-Training. Schließlich soll die nächste Saison ähnlich erfolgreich verlaufen wie die vergangene. Im Gespräch mit unseren Redakteuren Reiner Stöter und Michael Lemm gibt Beltz unter anderem Auskunft über seine ganz persönlichen Highlights des Jahres, die Hilflosigkeit eines Trainers während des Matches und seine persönlichen Weihnachts-Pläne.


Was waren für Sie persönlich die Highlights in diesem aufregenden Tennis-Jahr?

Wir hatten sehr viele Highlights in diesem Jahr. Das ging los in Australien. Der Sieg in Melbourne war für Angie wichtig, aber auch für das ganze Team. Dort hat sie Selbstvertrauen getankt für das gesamte Jahr. Gerade nach der ersten Runde, wo sie schon Matchball gegen sich hatte und dann im Finale gegen Serena Williams, die bis dahin als unschlagbar galt. Es kamen natürlich noch mehr dazu wie das Wimbledon-Finale, der Sieg bei den US-Open. Den Grand-Slam dort zu bestätigen war was ganz Großes. Für mich persönlich waren auch die Olympischen Spiele in Rio eine ganz große Sache, weil ich mir dort nicht nur Tennis, sondern auch viele andere Sportarten angeschaut habe. Turnen hat mich zum Beispiel sehr beeindruckt, das sind ganz tolle Athleten. Ein super Erlebnis war auch der Auftritt von Schwimmer Michael Phelps. Auch Tischtennis und Basketball habe ich mir angeschaut. Ich habe zwar nicht im Olympischen Dorf gewohnt, konnte aber jederzeit dort rein.


Sie sind vom Deutschen Tennisbund als Trainer des Jahres geehrt worden. Was bedeutet Ihnen diese Auszeichnung?

Es war für mich ein tolles Erlebnis, dass meine Arbeit als Trainer so nachdrücklich gewürdigt wurde. Das waren schöne Tage in Frankfurt. Ich hatte meine Kinder dabei und wir haben gemeinsam auch ein bisschen was von Frankfurt kennengelernt. Da habe ich auch viele alte Bekannte wie Frank Intert und andere Tennis-Funktionäre aus Schleswig-Holstein wiedergetroffen.


Arbeitet ihr gemeinsam eine Matchtaktik aus, oder entwickelt Angelique Kerber allein ihren Plan für das Spiel?

Es ist schon so, dass wir uns gemeinsam auf das Match vorbereiten. Wir schauen uns vorher die Spiele der möglichen Gegnerinnen an und reden über deren Stärken und Schwächen. Dann folgt darauf eine entsprechende Taktik, aber Angie ist natürlich diejenige, die das auf dem Platz umsetzen muss. Und das macht sie ganz gut zur Zeit.


Wie hilflos ist man als Trainer auf der Tribüne, wenn das Spiel des Schützlings in eine ungewollte Richtung läuft?

Mitunter schon sehr hilflos. Man versucht natürlich schon durch Körpersprache und Gesten im Rahmen des Erlaubten zu helfen. Bei den vier Grand Slams muss das reichen, bei kleineren Turnieren ist dann schon ein Coaching pro Satz erlaubt. Da kann man dann schon den einen oder anderen Tipp loswerden.


Wird Angelique Kerber bald auch häufiger mal von sich aus an’s Netz vorrücken?

Ihre große Stärke ist natürlich ihre überragende körperliche Verfassung. Das wird weiter so sein, daran arbeiten wir auch sehr hart. Gerade jetzt in der Off-Season, in der Vorbereitung auf Australien mit den Turnieren in Brisbane, Sydney und Melbourne nutzen wir natürlich auch die Chance, am Spiel zu feilen. Natürlich will sie aggressiv und vielleicht auch ein bisschen offensiver agieren. Wir arbeiten am gesamten Paket, alles muss besser werden, damit sie weiterhin erfolgreich spielen kann.


Wie läuft die Zusammenarbeit weiter?

Wir machen genau so weiter wie bisher, die Absprache gilt für die nächste Zeit, also für das nächste Jahr.


Gab es auch schon Coaching-Anfragen von anderen Spielern oder Spielerinnen?

Eigentlich erst mal nicht. Wir sind ein gutes Team. Das wissen auch alle auf der Tour. Sie sehen natürlich, wie gut es läuft und wir wollen alles dafür tun, damit es auch weiterhin so bleibt. Wichtig ist für uns, dass es keine Unruhe gibt. Deshalb ist das Thema tabu.


Wird über die Weihnachtstage ebenfalls trainiert?

Genau, da stecken wir im Moment gerade mittendrin. Wir trainieren hauptsächlich in Angies Akademie in Puszczykowo in der Nähe von Posen und zwar schon die letzten zwei Wochen. Das ist wirklich eine schweißtreibende harte Vorbereitung im körperlichen wie auch im spielerischen Bereich. Es bringt aber allen sehr viel Spaß und wir freuen uns schon sehr auf die nächsten Turniere in Australien. In Brisbane werden wir loslegen und wollen dort gut spielen. Dafür sind alle bereit.


Wie verbringen Sie die Weihnachtstage?

Wir trainieren noch die ganze Woche in Polen. Weihnachten komme ich dann nach Hause und feiere mit meiner Familie. Meine beiden Kinder Mathilda und Charlotte kommen am ersten Feiertag zu mir. Heiligabend werde ich wohl bei meinen Eltern und meinem Bruder Andre verbringen.


Gibt es auch einen eigenen Tannenbaum in ihrer Wohnung?

Nein leider nicht, weil ich ja nur kurz hier bin. Lange Ausruhen ist nicht drin, denn nach Weihnachten geht die Vorbereitung sofort weiter. Wir fliegen dann ja auch schon bald nach Australien. Den Tannenbaum werde ich bei der übrigen Familie bewundern.
Dec 23rd, 2016 01:56 PM
QueenAngie
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Originally Posted by Saraya! View Post
Was für ein wunderbarer Artikel..danke @QueenAngie
Gern geschehen
Dec 23rd, 2016 01:53 PM
Saraya!
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Was für ein wunderbarer Artikel..danke @QueenAngie
Dec 23rd, 2016 01:40 PM
QueenAngie
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Dec 22nd, 2016 02:35 PM
mememe
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This is a cute behind the scenes video of Angie's Generali shoot

Dec 21st, 2016 10:05 PM
stpaulifan
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I must admit I didn't know Angie's parents were divorced until I read the article above.
Have they been separated for long?
Dec 21st, 2016 05:05 PM
QueenAngie
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Angelique Kerber im stern: "Ich habe meine Angst überwunden" | STERN.de



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"Ich habe meine Angst überwunden"


Lange Zeit hatte Angelique Kerber Angst, vor dem Urteil anderer. Heute ist davon nichts mehr zu spüren, denn mit den späten Grand-Slam-Erfolgen wuchs bei der Tennis-Weltranglisten-Ersten auch das Selbstbewusstsein.


Der Aufstieg an die Spitze der Tenniswelt hat nicht nur das Leben von Angelique Kerber,28, verändert, sondern auch die Weltranglisten-Erste selbst. "Wie andere mich beurteilen, davor hatte ich immer Angst. Ich bin stolz, dass ich es hinbekommen habe, die Angst zu überwinden, von den anderen als arrogant angesehen zu werden", sagte die frisch gekürte Sportlerin des Jahres dem stern.

Die 28-jährige Kerber galt lange als zu zögerlich für die ganz großen Titel, bevor sie zu Beginn des Jahres die damalige Weltranglisten-Erste Serena Williams überraschend im Finale der Australian Open bezwang und damit ihren ersten Grand-Slam-Titel errang. Kerber erreichte danach noch das Finale von Wimbledon und siegte erneut beim letzten Grand-Slam des Jahres, den US-Open. Bei den Olympischen Spielen von Rio de Janeiro holte sie sich außerdem die Silbermedaille.

"Ich fühle mich viel selbstbewusster", sagte Kerber dem stern, "ich weiß jetzt, was ich will und was mir guttut, lange war das ja nicht so."

Das ausführliche Porträt über Angelique Kerber lesen im neuen stern - diese Woche schon ab Mittwoch
Dec 19th, 2016 02:55 PM
QueenAngie
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Great article

Tennis number one Angelique Kerber prepares to defend her Australian Open crown


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Tennis number one Angelique Kerber prepares to defend her Australian Open crown


Following an Australian Open win that no one saw coming, Germany’s Angelique Kerber has finally wrested the No. 1 ranking from Serena Williams. Now she’s preparing to return to defend her crown.


Linda Pearce


A week before this year's Australian Open, at the lead-up tournament in Sydney, German tennis player Angelique Kerber discovered a fondness not just for Tim Tams, but Vegemite as well. Later in January, after the women's singles final at Melbourne Park, two of the Women's Tennis Association's communications staff bought supplies of both foods to present to the unfancied outsider. It was a small gesture for Kerber on a night that surprised many.

When the WTA's Eloise Tyson and Catherine Sneddon entered the locker room with what, by then, felt like a slightly feeble offering of chocolate biscuits and yeast extract, they found the new holder of the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup enjoying her first grand slam title with her team. Having just upstaged the great Serena Williams on Rod Laver Arena and won $3.85 million, Kerber happily accepted the modest gift bag, munching on a Tim Tam and handing the packet around.

If that wasn't the typical champion's celebration, neither was what was to come the next morning. A pre-tournament bet saw Kerber, her coach Torben Beltz and physiotherapist Simon Iden – plus a German TV commentator – take a dip in the Yarra River, just as American Jim Courier had first done after his Open win back in 1992.

By the time a dripping Kerber was wrapped in a souvenir tournament towel, having wisely kept her blonde head above the water, her appreciation of most things Aussie had been warmly reciprocated. The proof was in Channel Seven's ratings for the final. With a peak national viewing audience of 2.88 million, the match was the most-watched program of the new year, until the Sunday-evening decider between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray (2.9 million). Unusually, though, the women's final comfortably out-rated the men's in the host city.

A January that had started with Williams as the favourite to tie the grand slam singles record of Kerber's idol, fellow German Steffi Graf, finished not just with a surprise champion but with an unlikely new darling of the sport. A poster-girl for perseverance. A fitter, leaner, bolder player who had markedly improved her serve. No longer a choker – who, in the words of one insider, tended to retreat into her shell under pressure "like a turtle" – but instead a more determined risk-taker.

"In Australia, we love watching someone who gives their absolute best every single time, fights for every single point, and wants to run down every shot," says Australian Fed Cup captain and former world No. 8 Alicia Molik. "We also love an underdog, and a large majority of the population didn't think she would be holding the Australian Open trophy."

Nor would Kerber have imagined her triumph 12 days earlier, in the opening round against Japan's Misaki Doi, as she stared down a match point. She was, she said, "playing with one leg on the plane back home". So, I ask her, almost a year on, what if one shaky limb had become two?

"I still think about it a little bit sometimes," she says. "Because what's happened after this match, it's just incredible. Australian Open champion? That was for me the first, biggest emotion that I had."

Plenty more major accomplishments followed this past year: a maiden Wimbledon final, Rio Olympics silver, and a crucial follow-up grand slam success at the US Open, where she replaced Williams at the top of the WTA rankings. At 28, she's the oldest woman to reach No. 1 for the first time. Now, long after Graf and Boris Becker's glory days, even soccer-mad Germany is showing an interest in tennis again.

Angelique, born in the north-west German city of Bremen, is the first daughter of Polish-born Slawek Kerber, a club-level tennis coach, and his wife Beata, who still works part-time at a local tennis centre and helps with her eldest child's travel arrangements. Their second daughter, Jessica, now runs a cosmetics and nail studio in Kiel, two hours' drive north of Bremen. "We have a good relationship, but she is completely different than me," says Angelique with a smile. "She is not sporty at all. She can play tennis, but she was always, 'Okay, but I will not sweat.' "

Young Angie was more willing. As a three-year-old, she would hit soft balls and balloons indoors at home, against a wall. Was she good? Kerber believes she always had "the touch" on the basis that, well, "Nothing [got] broken! My mum was always worried that I would break something, but I think it was a good sign that I could hit in one spot."

Though a natural right-hander, Kerber started and stayed a tennis leftie. By her mid-teens, a special, if not extraordinary, talent was apparent. Her mum and dad, though, defied the stereotype of overly ambitious and interfering pro-tennis parents. Now divorced, they were supportive, driving her to practise and tournaments, but never forced the issue. "Completely the opposite," says Kerber. "They [were] actually telling me, 'Okay, let's just play once, not twice, today.' "

"Kerber's parents weren't pushy. 'They were actually telling me, Okay, let's just play once, not twice, today.'"

Since 2012, Kerber has lived in the western Polish village of Puszczykowo, near her maternal grandparents, extended family and her training base, the Angelique Kerber Tennis Academy, now known as the "Angie".

Her profile is lower in Poland, and although the trilingual dual citizen is rarely seen on red carpets, two social media posts on the same day this past November capture her changing world. Click. Lunch with Barack Obama in Berlin, captioned on Twitter as, "A dream come true!!" Smile. A black-tie moment with friend and fellow player Ana Ivanovic and Ivanovic's new husband, German footballing superstar Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Yet winning the 2016 Australian Open in January required some adjustment in the months that followed. More demands – and more pressure. A tighter schedule. Some hard lessons, culminating with a shock first-round loss in her next grand slam event, the French Open, in May. "Everybody would like to have a piece of cake from you," she says, charmingly, her blue-eyed gaze direct. "But now I'm finding the balance to get used to it."

She seems without enemies in the locker room. Kerber's philosophy is simple: "I am trying to be nice to everybody and then of course everybody's nice to me." Non-tennis friends, too, are important. "They know me from the school time, from the beginning," she says. "They don't care about the tennis life and you can spend really a normal life with them." The attention is greater in her homeland. "Germany is of course my country. It's changed in Poland as well, a little bit, but not like in Germany." So, is it tempting to stay inside? Retreat, as she no longer does on the court? "No, I'm still doing what I am doing," she says, firmly. "That will not change at all."

As the saying goes, Kerber took a decade to become an overnight success; battling for eight seasons just to crack the top 50. "A lot of people doubted her because she had some progress, but it was small progress," says German tennis writer Doris Henkel. The most frequent criticism concerned her fitness. Her coach Torben Beltz has said it, and Kerber agrees: she didn't always work hard enough. Her significant upward trajectory started at the 2011 US Open, where she reached the semi-finals, despite being ranked No. 92 in the world. Arriving in Australia last January, she was sleeker after exhaustive pre-season training, but retained her famously powerful quadriceps and the ability to hit her trademark groundstrokes while almost squatting on the baseline. Thanks to her conditioning, though, she could now run and run and run.

Does she wish she'd addressed her fitness earlier? "When I look right now to my career, I think everything came to the best time, because I don't know if I could have handled this, like, five or four years ago. Now I have a lot of experience, and at this age, I know how to deal with it and I really try to enjoy [it]. It's better than if I won it at 18."

Monica Seles, who was 16 when she claimed the first of her nine major titles before a deranged fan of Graf's stabbed her courtside in Hamburg in 1993, says freeswinging innocence can help to mitigate the difficulty of a first grand-slam final win: "The second one is really when you're like, 'Okay, I kind of belong here. I want to prove – not just to everybody in tennis, around sports, but to myself – that I'm meant to be here.' And I think that's what Kerber really did so well."

Although Kerber lost to Williams in straight sets at the Wimbledon final in July, it was a highly competitive final between the world's top two players. But it was this year's Olympic Games that succeeded in raising the profile of a German player who was not the Goethe- and Oscar Wilde-loving Andrea Petkovic, or the extroverted socialite Sabine Lisicki. And it was the US Open that proved she was no one-slam wonder, and that she really did deserve her No. 1 status.

Coach Beltz, the amiable father-of-two with whom she first collaborated as a junior (they split in 2013 before reuniting in early 2015), attributes her rise to more than just fitness and a better serve. "It's the confidence she has now and, for sure, her good powerful strokes. It all comes together and it's really clicking." There is also more positive body language. Kerber talks of not just hoping any more, but "taking it", and not waiting for others to falter.

"She was the forgotten top-tenner, to be quite frank," says respected WTA senior writer Courtney Nguyen. "She's just sort of grown into herself. You knew she could play these great matches; you also knew if it got tight in the third set, she probably wasn't gonna win 'em. To start the year off the way she did and beat Serena set the tone for the rest of the year, but even then we were, like, 'Fluke' – because we've seen those before. So for her to end it with the US Open, I don't think people saw that coming."

One clutch forehand down the line in that New York final against Czech Karolina Pliskova symbolised the evolution from very good to great, says Nguyen. "I'm like, 'No way old Angie does that.' She's seizing her destiny: 'Win or lose, I'm going for it.' "

Commercially, Kerber has not always been an easy sell. There have been long-term contracts with sportswear and racquet companies, and a deal with Porsche was signed in 2015. The newest sponsors are the world's third-largest insurance company and a cosmetics house bearing the motto: Be original. Be natural. Be good.

When Kerber's manager, Aljoscha Thron, a former player and now qualified doctor who returned as her agent in mid-2016, describes her as the most popular sportswoman in Germany, it is with the caveat that this is a country where soccer rules. Still, for the first time since Graf competed almost two decades ago, Germany's two biggest free-to-air networks televised the WTA Finals, the organisation's flagship year-end event. Where once it was a big deal for Kerber to do two TV interviews a year, Thron describes the past four months as a "media hurricane".

Kerber, though, is determined to stay just as she is, despite being the second woman after Williams to earn $US10 million in a single season. After her big Melbourne Park moment, Kerber made a point of asking the German media to let her know if she ever changed.

"I think she's not so different," says Beltz. "Her game changes, yes, because she plays more aggressive and much better tennis now, but she was a very nice girl when we started, when she was 15 or 16 years old, and she's still a nice girl."

Next month, Kerber returns to Melbourne to defend her title. By her side will be Beltz, whose superstitious streak means he shaves only after Kerber is eliminated from a tournament (and who was happy to sport a dodgy moustache through Asia – as he promised to do if she won the US Open). The coach would have no problem taking a second swim. "The Yarra River was not the worst thing I have done," he says with a laugh. Kerber, though, will not take another plunge should a second Australian Open title arrive. "I will do everything to win it again, that's for sure the goal, but I will not jump again in the Yarra River," she says, in a decision as sound as her choice of biscuit.
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