170 Facts About Angelique Kerber


Angelique Kerber has been ranked as high as world No 1, for a total of 34 weeks, and won three major titles at the 2016 Australian Open, the 2016 US Open, and the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.


Angelique Kerber is an Olympic silver medalist and was the year-end world number one in 2016.


An accomplished left-handed player, Angelique Kerber's ranking cracked the top 5 in 2012, and she would eventually reach the world No 1 ranking on 12 September 2016, becoming the 22nd and oldest player to achieve the top ranking.


Angelique Kerber has won 14 career singles titles, across all surfaces, including three major titles.


Angelique Kerber has won a silver medal in women's singles representing Germany at the 2016 Rio Olympics.


Angelique Kerber grew up in Kiel, where her family stayed in an apartment in a training academy where her parents work, and started playing tennis at age three, eventually joining the junior circuit.


Angelique Kerber made her first attempt to qualify for a WTA tournament in January 2005, at the Auckland Open, falling to Janette Husarova in the final round.


Angelique Kerber then recorded her Grand Slam main draw debut year in 2007, at the French Open where she lost to Elena Dementieva in the opening round.


At the US Open, Angelique Kerber drew Serena Williams in the first round and lost in straight sets.


Angelique Kerber achieved her first top-100 season finish in 2007, at world No 84.


Angelique Kerber won eight titles on the ITF circuit from 2004 to 2007.


Angelique Kerber attained her first Grand Slam victory in 2008 at the Australian Open by defeating Maret Ani, before losing to 25th seed Francesca Schiavone.


Angelique Kerber made the third round at Indian Wells where she lost to sixth seed Bartoli.


Angelique Kerber did not progress much that year after that, besides winning a further two ITF titles.


Angelique Kerber did qualify for the US Open that year, where she made the second round.


Angelique Kerber won her 11th and final ITF title that year.


Angelique Kerber finished 2008 and 2009 respectively ranked barely outside the top 100, at No 108 and No 106, respectively.


Angelique Kerber then reached her maiden WTA final, in Bogota, finishing runner-up to home star Mariana Duque Marino, having upset top-seed Gisela Dulko in the semifinals.


Angelique Kerber proceeded to reach two other quarterfinals that year, in Fes and Copenhagen, and then made the third round of Wimbledon, after defeating Sania Mirza and upsetting 13th seed Shahar Pe'er before losing to Jarmila Groth.


Angelique Kerber did not win back-to-back matches in the first seven months of 2011 except once, at her first tournament of the year, in Hobart.


Angelique Kerber entered the US Open ranked world No 92, and passed the first hurdle with a win in three sets over Lauren Davis in three sets.


Angelique Kerber reached a new career-high ranking of world No 34 after the tournament.


Angelique Kerber finished the year as world No 32, her second finish in a row in the top 50.


At the Australian Open, Angelique Kerber was seeded at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, and made the third round where she lost to fourth seed Maria Sharapova.


At her next tournament was in Paris, Angelique Kerber lifted her maiden WTA singles title.


Angelique Kerber then suffered an early loss at the Qatar Open in hands of unseeded Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round.


Angelique Kerber's continued her surge up the rankings through the coming three months, that culminated in her cracking the top 10 rankings for the first time in her career.


Angelique Kerber started with a semifinal appearance at the Indian Wells Open.


Angelique Kerber's ranking improved to a career-high world No 14 as a result.


In Miami, Angelique Kerber was upset in her opener by Zheng Jie.


Angelique Kerber's next stop was indoors, at the Danish Open where she was the second seed.


Angelique Kerber won the title by defeating the top seed and defending champion Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets.


At the French Open, 10th-seeded Angelique Kerber amassed back-to-back wins here for the first time after beating Zhang Shuai and Olga Govortsova.


Angelique Kerber then beat 18th seed Pennetta in three sets before seeing off Petra Martic in the fourth round to reach the quarterfinals, where she lost to eventual runner-up Sara Errani.


Angelique Kerber continued her steady rise of 2012 on grass, firstly by posting a runner-up appearance in Eastbourne, losing to a close final to Tamira Paszek, having served for the championship in the deciding set and missing five match points.


At the London Olympics, Angelique Kerber made her first appearance at this stage, and was seeded seventh.


Angelique Kerber defeated Petra Cetkovska and Timea Babos first two rounds, to set up a clash with Venus Williams.


Angelique Kerber continued with a win over Kvitova in the semifinals, to book a spot in her first Premier 5 final, but lost Li from a set up.


At the US Open, sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber won a close match against Venus Williams in the second round en route to the fourth round, but failed to defend her semifinal points from a year ago when she lost to eventual semifinalist Errani.


Angelique Kerber reached the quarterfinals of the China Open, but fell to eventual runner-up Sharapova.


Angelique Kerber hit the world's top 5 rankings for the first time in her career, at world No 5, entering the week of the season-ending championships, where she was seeded fifth.


Nevertheless, Angelique Kerber ended the 2012 season at world No 5, with 60 wins amassed throughout the season.


Angelique Kerber began 2013 at the Brisbane International where she was seeded fourth, and made the quarterfinals where she was stopped by eventual runner-up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.


Angelique Kerber then reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, completing the set of second-week appearances at all four Grand Slams.


Angelique Kerber was defeated by 19th seed Ekaterina Makarova after struggling with a back injury.


Angelique Kerber then reached her first final of 2013 in Monterrey where she was the top seed but lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets.


Angelique Kerber then recorded a run to the semifinals in Stuttgart, going one round better than the previous year, where she fell in three sets to defending champion Maria Sharapova.


At the Madrid Open, sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber moved into the quarterfinals here for the first time after defeating top-40 opposition in Hsieh Su-wei, Alize Cornet and Svetlana Kuznetsova.


At the French Open, Angelique Kerber reached the fourth round for the second year in a row but did not go further this time as she was beaten by former champion Kuznetsova in three sets.


Angelique Kerber did not enjoy much success on grass next as she failed to post back-to-back wins in her tournament appearances on the surface, falling at the second hurdles of both Eastbourne and Wimbledon, to Makarova and Kaia Kanepi, respectively.


At the US Open, eighth seed Angelique Kerber posted her third fourth-round result at the Grand Slams this year, and second in a row here, after defeating Hradecka, Eugenie Bouchard and 25th seed Kanepi but then lost to 18th seed Carla Suarez Navarro this time.


Angelique Kerber began 2014 the same way she did in 2013, logging in quarterfinal or better results in both Brisbane and Sydney, going one round better in the latter this time around by making the final but there, she was stunned by qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova in straight sets.


Angelique Kerber made the fourth round of the Australian Open once more, falling to 28th seed Flavia Pennetta in three sets this time around.


At the Open GdF Suez, former champion Angelique Kerber made the quarterfinals where she lost to eventual champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.


In Fed Cup quarterfinal play against Slovakia, Angelique Kerber contributed to the German team's victory by winning both her singles rubbers, over Dominika Cibulkova and Daniela Hantuchova.


At the Qatar Open, Angelique Kerber sailed into her first quarterfinal in the Middle East with wins over Karolina Pliskova and Klara Koukalova.


Angelique Kerber subsequently moved into her second final of 2014 with wins over qualifier Petra Cetkovska and fifth seed Jelena Jankovic.


At the French Open, Angelique Kerber made the last 16 for the second year running, falling to rising star and 18th-seeded Bouchard this time around.


At Wimbledon, Angelique Kerber was seeded ninth and entered the second week for the fourth Grand Slam tournament running, with victories over the likes of defeated Urszula Radwanska, Heather Watson, and previous year's semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens.


Angelique Kerber opened her US Open Series campaign in Stanford where she was the third seed.


Angelique Kerber defeated Coco Vandeweghe in three sets in her opener, to reach quarterfinals where she saw off Garbine Muguruza.


Angelique Kerber posted deep runs in Tokyo and the inaugural Wuhan Open the following month, reaching the semifinals and quarterfinals, respectively.


Angelique Kerber did not qualify for the WTA Finals in 2014 but entered the tournament as an alternate, and would finish the season ranked world No 10.


Angelique Kerber finished the year by representing Germany in the Fed Cup final, where the team took on the Czech Republic.


Angelique Kerber started her year of 2015 by posting deep runs in both Brisbane and 2015 Apia International Sydney, with quarterfinal and semifinal results, respectively.


However, at the Australian Open, she crashed out in the opening round to Irina-Camelia Begu, and it was the first time Angelique Kerber lost at the first hurdle of a Grand Slam tournament since Wimbledon in 2011.


Angelique Kerber's run continued with a win over Begu in two tight sets, followed by another straight-set victory, over fellow German and defending champion Andrea Petkovic, to advance to her first final of 2015.


Angelique Kerber was unseeded in Stuttgart to open her season on red clay, and defeated Alexa Glatch in straight sets, before upsetting three-time defending champion Maria Sharapova in three sets.


At the Italian Open, Angelique Kerber reached the second round after defeating Alize Cornet but lost to Begu once more.


Angelique Kerber then beat Katerina Siniakova in straight sets to set up an all-German semifinal where she faced Sabine Lisicki, their first meeting since Wimbledon in 2012.


Angelique Kerber won in straight sets and subsequently advanced to her third final of the season where she defeated Karolina Pliskova in a tight three-setter for her sixth career title, her first on grass.


Angelique Kerber then beat Elina Svitolina to make the final where she met Pliskova, and defeated the Czech in three sets , this time to lift her seventh career title, and became the only player to win titles across all surfaces in 2015.


Angelique Kerber did not enjoy better results on American hard courts in her following tournaments with early losses in Toronto and Cincinnati.


Angelique Kerber bounced back with stronger results in the Asian swing, starting off with a quarterfinal showing in Tokyo where she lost to Wozniacki in three sets.


At the Wuhan Open, Angelique Kerber reached the last eight after dispatching Jelena Jankovic and Camila Giorgi, before moving past Coco Vandeweghe via retirement.


Angelique Kerber exited in the round-robin stage, managing just one win that came over Petra Kvitova.


Angelique Kerber began the year at the Brisbane International, posting a runner-up result, with wins over Camila Giorgi, Madison Brengle, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Carla Suarez Navarro en route to the final, where she lost to former champion Victoria Azarenka.


In Sydney, Angelique Kerber defeated Elina Svitolina in the opening round but then withdrew with an illness.


Angelique Kerber was the seventh seed at the Australian Open and defeated Misaki Doi in the first round, having been a match point down.


Angelique Kerber then scored a triplet of straight-set wins over Alexandra Dulgheru, Brengle, and compatriot Annika Beck to reach her first quarterfinal in Melbourne, completing the sweep of quarterfinal appearances at all four Grand Slams in the process.


Angelique Kerber defeated defending champion and world No 1, Serena Williams, earning her first Grand Slam title and becoming the first German to do so since 1999.


Angelique Kerber then endured a dry spell across the Qatar and Indian Wells Opens, dropping both her openers.


At the Charleston Open, top seed and defending champion Angelique Kerber sailed into her consecutive semifinal but this time, retired to eventual champion Sloane Stephens due to a viral illness.


Angelique Kerber was the defending champion in Stuttgart, and successfully defended a title for the first time in her career.


At Wimbledon, fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber did not drop a set, with wins over Laura Robson, Varvara Lepchenko, Carina Witthoft, Doi and fifth seed Halep, en route to her second semifinal here.


Angelique Kerber then reached her first quarterfinal at the Canadian Open with three-set wins over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni and Svitolina.


Angelique Kerber then beat Daria Kasatkina to make the last four when lost to eventual champion Halep.


At the Olympics, Angelique Kerber defeated Mariana Duque-Marino, Eugenie Bouchard, Samantha Stosur to record her second Olympic quarterfinal appearance.


Angelique Kerber did make the final where she faced 15th seed Karolina Pliskova but lost in straight sets.


At the US Open, Angelique Kerber beat the likes of Polona Hercog, Lucic-Baroni, CiCi Bellis and 14th seed Petra Kvitova to make the quarterfinals here for the first time since her semifinal run back in 2011.


Angelique Kerber continued with wins over eighth seed and 2015 runner-up Roberta Vinci, and a resurgent Caroline Wozniacki to reach her third Grand Slam final.


At the Wuhan Open, her first tournament since claiming the world No 1 ranking, Angelique Kerber reached the third round where she fell short to Kvitova in a 3-hour-long match.


Angelique Kerber then fell in the same round at the China Open, this time to Svitolina.


Angelique Kerber won all of her round robin matches, scoring back-to-back wins here for the first time in her career as well, en route to her first semifinal here.


Angelique Kerber then defeated defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets to reach the final where she faced Cibulkova that week, to whom she lost in straight sets.


At the start of the 2017 season, Angelique Kerber competed at the Brisbane International as the top seed, and won her opening match against Ashleigh Barty in three sets but then lost to Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinals.


Angelique Kerber then defeated compatriot Carina Witthoft in the second round and Kristyna Pliskova in the third round.


At the Madrid Open, Angelique Kerber won back-to-back wins to reach the third round where she retired against Eugenie Bouchard with a back issue, but returned to world No 1 after the tournament's conclusion nevertheless.


At the French Open, Angelique Kerber became the first female top seed in history to be ousted in the first round here, falling in straight sets to Ekaterina Makarova.


At Wimbledon, Angelique Kerber made the second week, falling in the round of 16 to the eventual champion Garbine Muguruza in three sets.


Angelique Kerber would go on to score just one more win for the rest of the year in the first round of the China Open where she beat Osaka .


Shortly after, on 16 November 2017, Angelique Kerber announced that she had parted ways with longtime coach Torben Beltz and has hired Wim Fissette as new coach.


Angelique Kerber started her 2018 season with a first ever appearance at the Hopman Cup, where she partnered with Alexander Zverev.


Angelique Kerber went undefeated in her singles matches and helped the team cruise into the final where they lost to Switzerland.


Angelique Kerber followed up that performance with her first title in more than a year, at the Sydney International next.


Angelique Kerber set up a championship match with home star Ashleigh Barty after moving past Camila Giorgi.


At the Australian Open, 21st-seeded Angelique Kerber moved into the fourth round with wins over Anna-Lena Friedsam, Donna Vekic and former world No 1 Maria Sharapova, all in straight sets and dropping no more than four games a set.


Angelique Kerber then made the last eight at the Qatar Open where she lost to world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki in three-sets.


At the Indian Wells Open, 10th seed Angelique Kerber beat Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, avenging her defeat to the latter here a year ago, to reach the last 16 where she beat Caroline Garcia.


Angelique Kerber carried on her good form through the Miami Open by sailing into the quarterfinals, defeating Johanna Larsson, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Wang Yafan en route, where she was stopped by eventual champion Sloane Stephens, thus ensuring the latter her top-10 debut.


Angelique Kerber gained her revenge over Kvitova at first hurdle of the Stuttgart tournament the week after, before retiring against Anett Kontaveit in the following round.


Angelique Kerber was forced to skip the tournament in Madrid as a result, but bounced back at the Italian Open by making the last eight here for the second time, her first since 2012, but fell victim to eventual champion Svitolina, for the sixth time running.


At the French Open, 12th seed Angelique Kerber snapped her losing streak here by defeating compatriot Mona Barthel in the first round.


Angelique Kerber started the grass court swing as the second seed in Mallorca, where she lost in the first round to Alison Riske.


In Eastbourne, she made the semifinals, falling to eventual champion Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber entered Wimbledon as the 11th seed.


Angelique Kerber defeated 2010 finalist Vera Zvonareva and 2017 junior champion Claire Liu to reach the third round where she moved past 18th seed Naomi Osaka.


Angelique Kerber then saw off unseeded Belinda Bencic to make the last eight by when she was the highest seed left in the draw.


Angelique Kerber did not enjoy the same success moving to the US Open Series, suffering a trio of early losses.


At the Cincinnati Masters, Angelique Kerber lost in the third round to Keys.


Angelique Kerber subsequently concluded 2018 as world No 2, her second-best finish to a season.


Angelique Kerber kicked off the 2019 season with her second appearance at the Hopman Cup, alongside Alexander Zverev ; they lost in the final to Switzerland in a rematch of last year's final.


In Sydney, Angelique Kerber failed in her title defence bid with a loss to eventual champion Petra Kvitova in the quarterfinals.


At the Australian Open, second-seeded Angelique Kerber moved into the last 16 with straight-set wins over the likes of Polona Hercog, Beatriz Haddad Maia and Kimberly Birrell, only to be upset by eventual semifinalist Danielle Collins in straight sets.


At the Dubai Tennis Championships, Angelique Kerber lost in the third round to eventual semifinalist Hsieh Su-wei in three sets.


At the Indian Wells Open, Angelique Kerber reached a Premier Mandatory final for the first time in her career, which is her first at the Premier Mandatory or Premier 5 stage since Cincinnati in 2016.


At the Miami Open next, Angelique Kerber crossed paths with Andreescu , in the third round this time, and lost.


Angelique Kerber notably called her opponent "biggest drama queen ever" during their handshake after the match, owing to the multiple medical time-outs the latter had taken during the match.


Angelique Kerber then recorded a semifinal run at the Monterrey Open where she was the top seed but lost to Victoria Azarenka in three sets.


At the French Open, Angelique Kerber lost in the first round to Russian youngster Anastasia Potapova.


Angelique Kerber followed that up with a runner-up finish in Eastbourne, where she lost to Karolina Pliskova, their fifth encounter in a championship match.


However, at the Wimbledon Championships defending champion Angelique Kerber was shocked by lucky loser Lauren Davis in the second round.


At the Pan Pacific Open, Angelique Kerber won consecutive matches for the first time in three months by seeing off Americans in Nicole Gibbs and Madison Keys to reach the semifinals, where she lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets.


Angelique Kerber subsequently withdrew from the Luxembourg Open and the WTA Elite Trophy due to a leg injury, thus finishing the year as world No 20.


Angelique Kerber started her 2020 season in Brisbane, her last appearance here coming back in 2017.


At the Australian Open, 17th seed Angelique Kerber made the fourth round here for the seventh time in her career, but was defeated by 30th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets.


Angelique Kerber finished her season with back-to-back defeats at the Italian and French Opens, in the hands of Siniakova and Kaja Juvan, respectively.


Angelique Kerber opened her 2021 season in Melbourne, entering the Gippsland Trophy, a modified warm-up tournament as part of the 2021 Melbourne Summer Series.


Angelique Kerber defeated Siniakova in the final for her third title on grass, her first since Wimbledon in 2018 and the 13th of her career.


Angelique Kerber then saw off 19th seed Karolina Muchova to advance to her fourth semifinal appearance here.


Angelique Kerber next defeated Jelena Ostapenko, despite twice being a break down in the third set, before advancing to the semifinal after Petra Kvitova retired from their quarterfinal match.


The victory set her up for a match with Leylah Fernandez, who had just defeated defending champion Naomi Osaka; in a grueling three-set match that included a second set tiebreak, which saw Fernandez fight her way back into the match, Angelique Kerber lost the third set to end her road at the last Grand Slam of 2021.


Angelique Kerber took on her last tournament of the year at the Indian Wells Masters.


Angelique Kerber followed up the win with another three-set match that pit her against 2018 finalist Kasatkina; after decisively losing the second set, she saved break points when serving for the third set to win the match.


Angelique Kerber then handed a straight-set loss to Ajla Tomljanovic in the round of 16 to set up a first-time encounter with eventual champion Paula Badosa in the quarterfinals.


Angelique Kerber dropped the first set and was down a double break in the second set but she saved match points to tie the set before Badosa broke her for a last time to win the match.


Angelique Kerber started off the year having to cancel her preparations for the first Grand Slam of the year when a positive test for coronavirus forced her to skip Sydney.


Angelique Kerber lost both singles ties at the hands of Yulia Putintseva and Elena Rybakina.


Angelique Kerber pulled out of the 2022 Mutua Madrid Open citing a cold.


Angelique Kerber defeated Diane Parry, Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Magda Linette, Oceane Dodin, and Kaja Juvan.


Angelique Kerber struck 83 winners to Juvan's 83, making this one of the highest quality matches in women's tennis.


Angelique Kerber became the third woman, behind Maria Sharapova and Justine Henin, to win titles on outdoor red clay, indoor red clay and green clay.


At the French Open, Angelique Kerber lost in the third round to Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets.


At the Wimbledon, Angelique Kerber lost in the third round to Elise Mertens in straight sets.


Angelique Kerber had 28 unforced errors in the match compared to 14 for Mertens.


Angelique Kerber is a defensive baseliner, who has been noted for her speed, agility, athleticism, and footwork.


Angelique Kerber is known for her counterpunching style of play, extending rallies to attempt to draw an error out of more aggressive players, and to be able to hit low-risk winners with ease.


Angelique Kerber has powerful groundstrokes, allowing her to hit winners from frequently defensive positions.


Angelique Kerber's forehand is widely considered her most dangerous weapon, with her being able to hit powerful shots with disguise and speed; she is capable of hitting extreme angles with her forehand, which is responsible for many of the winners she accumulates on the court.


Angelique Kerber's forehand is hit with a short backswing, allowing her to flatten out her forehand, and generate considerable power.


Angelique Kerber is known for hitting her backhand whilst squatting, allowing her to generate considerable power and to create sharp angles on the court; she typically utilises her backhand for defensive purposes, however.


Angelique Kerber's second serve is a particular weakness, and is highly susceptible to attack, meaning that she rarely wins more than 50 percent of second serve points.


Angelique Kerber is one of the best returners on the WTA Tour, ranking consistently in the top 50 players based on percentage of return points won.


Angelique Kerber is currently based in the Polish town of Puszczykowo, a suburb of Poznan, where her maternal grandfather owns an indoor tennis facility.


Angelique Kerber speaks German, Polish and English, and holds dual German-Polish citizenship.


Angelique Kerber has frequently cited former German tennis player Steffi Graf as her childhood idol and her motivation for pursuing tennis.


Bild reports the father of Angelique Kerber's child is Franco Bianco, manager of a sporting facility in Konigstein im Taunus.


Angelique Kerber gave birth to a daughter, Liana, on 25 February 2023.


Angelique Kerber has endorsement deals with Adidas, her clothing and shoe sponsor, and Yonex, her racquet sponsor.


In November 2019, Angelique Kerber announced that she became a brand ambassador for Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen.


Angelique Kerber has been coached in the past by Torben Beltz, Wim Fissette, Rainer Schuttler and Dieter Kindlmann.