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Mar 23rd, 2017 02:08 PM
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Mar 10th, 2017 08:09 PM
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WTA Shot Of The Month: Kerber

News | WTA Tennis English
Mar 6th, 2017 08:14 PM
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I saw this article a few days ago also, then saw it posted here. Few questions:

Kerber, who is ranked No. 1, is the only one of the most popular musicians in the world. 2 in the world.

The tournament - at least the past three years - has not loved her in return
kinda taken out of context, wut

she said, "I'mnot a big deal." 1 ranking. But for now, she's just playing on it.

Kerber said she has recovered from a right knee injury that began to bother her on the slippery, wet courts in her last tournament, in Dubai, and contributed to her semifinal loss to Elina Svitolina. “After Dubai I had my two days off and I rested a little bit so the knee is OK,” she said. “I feel it still a little bit, but I have my treatments and they are helping me so it is not a big deal.

old picture! her hair is lots shorter

No. 2 Angelique Kerber looks for her rhythm at the BNP Paribas Open - LA Times
Mar 6th, 2017 09:11 AM
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No. 2 Angelique Kerber looks for her rhythm at the BNP Paribas Open - LA Times

No. 2 Angelique Kerber looks for her rhythm at the BNP Paribas Open

Of all the stops on the women’s tennis tour, of all the international destinations that German-born Angelique Kerber visits each year, the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is one of her favorite events.

“I love this tournament because I really like the location. I like that it’s really quiet and on center court and all the practice courts out there you can practice actually all day,” said Kerber, who is ranked No. 2 in the world. “And the fans are there also during the practice, filling the practice courts. This tournament is good also for the fans, I think. You are so near to them and they are watching you and it’s nice for us and for the fans too.”

There’s only one problem: the tournament — at least the past three years — hasn’t loved her in return.

Last year, soon after she had won her first Grand Slam title by upsetting Serena Williams at the Australian Open, Kerber lost her first match at Indian Wells to Denisa Allertova in straight sets. In 2015 she lost her first Indian Wells match to Sloane Stephens, also in straight sets, and she lost her first match in 2014 to Maria Teresa Torro Flor in three sets. “I reached once the semis there one year, so that’s the best memory so far from this tournament,” Kerber said, laughing during a phone conversation from her training base in Poland.

She actually reached the semifinals twice, in 2012 and 2013. To go that far or beyond this year would be progress for Kerber, who has made some surprisingly quick exits in early-season tournaments. Qualifying will take place Monday and Tuesday. Women’s first-round matches will begin Wednesday and men’s first-round matches start Thursday. The top 10-ranked men and women are scheduled to compete.

Kerber ended 2016 as No. 1 after winning at Australia, reaching the Wimbledon final, and winning the U.S. Open. However, the left-hander with the powerful baseline game slid to No. 2 after she was beaten by CoCo Vandeweghe in the round of 16 at this year’s Australian Open and Williams won her 23rd Grand Slam to regain the top spot. A good performance at Indian Wells would be a mental boost for Kerber.

“I’m feeling good, actually. I know I have nothing to lose,” she said. “I lost last year in the first round, but I know that I can just play better this year. I can go there and enjoy the two weeks and hope that it will be better than the last years.”

Kerber said she has recovered from a right knee injury that began to bother her on the slippery, wet courts in her last tournament, in Dubai, and contributed to her semifinal loss to Elina Svitolina. “After Dubai I had my two days off and I rested a little bit so the knee is OK,” she said. “I feel it still a little bit, but I have my treatments and they are helping me so it is not a big deal.”

Had Kerber won at Dubai, she would have regained the No. 1 ranking. But for now, she’s focusing only on how she’s playing.

“I know this from the last year: If you play good and you play consistent, you will get your result and then you will be the No. 1 automatically. So this is in my mind,” she said. “I’m not thinking about the rankings and the points. Now it’s like more to find my game again and finding my rhythm and going out there and playing good tennis.”

The stress and demands of being No. 1 required some adjustment for her. She learned the importance of getting away for a while, if only for a coffee or shopping or a visit to the beach.

“Of course, if you are No. 1 you have more things to do, and people, they are looking up. It’s different and I know the feeling already,” she said. “To be No. 2 is actually the same. The pressure is there. It’s not that I can be like two years ago that I just walk in there and nobody knows me. The people recognize me much more than the years before.

“I think that I’ve gotten used to it now. At the beginning it was a little bit different and difficult for me because it was a completely new situation and new challenge. But I think right now I know how to handle this and also how to handle my day schedule, also taking a few hours for myself, so I think that now I’m OK with everything around.”

The Indian Wells field, as always, will be formidable. That’s another reason it’s one of Kerber’s favorite places. “Everybody is playing there. It’s almost like a Grand Slam, I think,” she said. “This is actually a good thing because if you go there I know I have to play from the first round my best tennis. I like to compete with the other players, the best ones, so this is always good to go there and to see how good my preparation was in the last few weeks and how I’m feeling on the court again. It’s a good challenge.”
Mar 3rd, 2017 05:05 PM
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"Last workout session before flying out to 🇺🇸 tomorrow! Looking forward to be back on court at the BNP Paribas Open #TeamAngie"

Jan 18th, 2017 08:36 AM
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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 05:46 AM
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just saw this on wta website, so she's skipping charleston?

News | WTA Tennis English
Jan 15th, 2017 02:08 PM
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Kerber welcomes new challenge - Australian Open Tennis Championships 2017 - Official Site by IBM

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 02:07 PM
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Tennis | Kerber optimistisch: "Angst habe ich nicht wirklich" | MDR.DE
Jan 15th, 2017 11:58 AM
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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

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 02:37 PM
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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 07:33 AM
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Dec 26th, 2016 11:48 AM
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Nur kurze Pause zu Weihnachten: ?Wir machen so weiter wie bisher? |


„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 12:56 PM
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Was für ein wunderbarer Artikel..danke @QueenAngie
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