Angelique Kerber is a professional tennis player born in Germany and former WTA world number one. After starting her professional career in 2003, Kerber steadily climbed the ranks and finally shot to the top when she reached her first Grand Slam semi-final at the US Open 2011. However, 2016 was considered Kerber’s biggest year to date, as she claimed her first two Grand Slam titles, which catapulted her to the top of the rankings on September 12, 2016. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she represented her home country Germany, the highly talented left-hander also won a silver medal. After the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the quarter-finals of the French Open, Kerber made it to the final of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, where she is prepared for a showdown with serial winner Serena Williams.
Angelique Kerber Biography
Angelique Kerber was born on 18 January 1988 in Bremen, Germany. Her mother Beata (born Rzeznik) is originally Polish, while her father Slawomir Kerber is a German from Poznan, Poland. She grew up in the northern German city of Kiel, Germany, together with a sibling, a sister named Jessica. Angelique Kerber has dual German-Polish citizenship and speaks German, Polish, and English.
Kerber started playing tennis at a very tender age and her mother was her manager during her junior career. She made it to the final stages of several tournaments both in Germany and throughout Europe, but it was not until 2003, at a time when she had already made her professional debut, that she did not win a junior title.
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Angelique Kerber made her Grand Slam debut in 2007, but she had to retire early at the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. In the following years, she continued her steady rise and won several ITP titles, but was still denied the WTA titles. 2012 can be described as Kerber’s groundbreaking year, in which she won her first two WTA titles: the 2012 Open GDF Suez and the 2012 e-Boks Open. She also scored her first win over Serena Williams in the 2012 Western & Southern Open, ending the latter’s 198-game winning streak. However, Kerber eventually lost to Li Na in the final of the tournament.
Angelique Kerber won her 3rd WTA title at the 2013 Generali Ladies Linz Tournament and her 4th and 5th titles at the 2015 Family Circle Cup and Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Kerber also won her 6th career title and her first title on grass at the 2015 Aegon Classic Tournament. This was followed by her 7th title at the Bank of the West Classic Tournament 2015.
2016 was a year with many premieres for Angelique Kerber when she won her first Grand Slam title at her first Grand Slam final. Kerber defeated the world No. 1, Serena Williams, at the 2016 Australian Open to win the coveted title. Later in the year, Kerber lost to Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon Championship final, but successfully won her second Grand Slam title at the 2016 US Open and achieved her first No. 1 finish in September 2016. Although Kerber ended up at the top of the WTA 2016 rankings, the German-born tennis star did not have a tasty 2017 season.
In 2018 Angelique Kerber reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the quarter-finals of the French Open. Both times she lost to the then world number one Simona Halep. She also reached the final of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, where she will have to compete with her famous opponent Serena Williams.
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Is Angelique Kerber Married? Boyfriend
Marriage could be in Angelique Kerber’s future plans, but the German-born tennis star is not yet officially married. In contrast to her professional career, Kerber keeps her private life well hidden. In her long career, she has only one relationship with German-born tennis coach Torben Beltz. Beltz’s first engagement as Kerber’s coach began in 2003 when the tennis star turned pro. After ten years, the duo split up in 2013, but without confirming whether they were really a couple.
After a two-year separation, Angelique Kerber hired Torben Beltz as a coach again in early 2015. This second assignment of the duo lasted for 2 years, and on 16 November 2017 Kerber announced via social media that her longstanding partnership with Torben Beltz had come to an end. At the moment it can be assumed that Angelique Kerber is single.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Angelique Kerber stands at a height of 173 cm (5 feet 8 inches). The former number 1 in the world retains a bodyweight of 68 kg (150 lbs).