Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber ( born January 18, 1988 in Bremen ) is a German tennis player who also has Polish citizenship. She plays on the professional tour since 2003 and in 2010 and 2011 with the TC Radolfzell German team champion. In the 2012 Bundesliga season they played Green-White for the Ratingen TC. Resident has in Kiel.

  • 3.1 Individual 3.1.1 Tournament Win
  • 3.1.2 finals
  • 3.2.1 finals
  • 4.1 Single
  • 4.2 double


Kerber, playing since the age of tennis took as teenagers also participate in swimming tournaments. After her high-school diploma, she decided on a career as a professional tennis player. Your manager is her German mother Beata, she was first trained by her Polish father Sławek. In 2013 she played against Serbia last time for Germany in Fed Cup. When her " second home " she called Puszczykowo (German: Unterberg ) on the Warta River. Whenever she dwells there in their relationship, she trained at the Tennis Center of her grandfather.

That Kerber is not addressed to a previous question of the Polish Association if they do not but wanted to play for Poland, was criticized by the Polish press at that time violently. Kerber said: " There was a request by the Polish Association and because I chose not immediately, I 'm pretty much been savaged in the press. But I would have played for Germany anyway, I feel like a German. "



Kerber was in 2007 at the French Open for the first time in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, but lost in the same round one Elena Dementieva. When grass tournament in Birmingham before they came to the last sixteen, where she defeated Marion Bartoli. When grass tournament in 's- Hertogenbosch, she reached the quarterfinals, where she was stopped by the Top Ten player Anna Chakvetadze. In the world rankings Kerber climbed to rank 67th in Wimbledon then failed again in round one at Chakvetadze, at the U.S. Open to Serena Williams.

In 2008, she reached the third round of Indian Wells, where they lost again against Bartoli. Temporarily she left out of the top 100 Towards the end she won the ITF tournaments in Madrid and Saint- Raphaël.

At the Australian Open she lost in 2009 in the first round against Venus Williams. In July, she managed the eleventh title at ITF tournament ( Pozoblanco ). At the U.S. Open, she was defeated in round two María José Martínez Sánchez.

In 2010 she was defeated in the Australian Open in the third round Svetlana Kuznetsova lost the WTA final in Bogota against Duque Mariño and had to be in Birmingham in round three of the later champion Li Na defeated. At Wimbledon, the blow came in the third round against Jarmila Gajdošová.

2011 reached as Unseeded Kerber (at this point she stood on World No. 92) and after 15 years as the first German again the semifinals of the U.S. Open, the largest ever sporting success of their career. She lost there in three sets against the seeded 9 later tournament champion Samantha Stosur. Previously, she had already reached the semifinals in Dallas ( three-set defeat against Aravane Rezai ), and in October she was in Osaka a second time in the semi-finals ( 1:6, 6:75 against Bartoli ).


Also in Auckland and Hobart Kerber reached the semi-finals, respectively, she lost to Flavia Pennetta ( 1:6, 2:6 ) and compatriot Mona Barthel ( 0:6, 6:7 ). At the Australian Open, she was defeated in the third round, Maria Sharapova clearly with 1:6, 2:6. In Stuttgart against the Czech Republic, she won her Fed Cup singles match against Lucie Hradecká confidently with 6:4, 6:4. In early February she finally succeeded at the Open GDF Suez in Paris, the first title on the WTA Tour. In the final, she defeated Marion Bartoli 7-6, 5-7, 6-3, in the quarterfinals after she already Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 defeated. In Indian Wells she was in second-round match against Sloane Stephens high house with 2:6, 1:5 and 15:40 back, but still won in three sets; in the second round they had at 6:3, 3:6, 7:64 fend against the rising American Christina McHale U.S. three match points. After a smooth victory over the world ranking seventh Li Na ( 6-4, 6-2 ) it went against the world number one - Kerber lost the semi-final against Azarenka Wiktoryja with 4:6 and 3:6. In March, she set a new personal best with rank 14 in the world rankings.

When hard court tournament in Copenhagen she succeeded in April, the second WTA tournament victory. The final against Caroline Wozniacki, who was still inferior to the previous year in the second round, she won in two straight sets. Since May 14, 2012 Kerber is (among other things for smooth again wins over Wozniacki in Stuttgart and Venus Williams in Madrid) is in the WTA world rankings on best -placed German tennis player. After her semi-final in Rome - on the way there she defeated Petra Kvitová also - and the subsequent defeat against Sharapova she came ( officially on 21 May 2012) as the seventh German tennis player in the top ten before. After her success at the French Open, where she made ​​the quarter- finals for the first time, they had already reached number 8 in the world rankings. In June, she was defeated in the grass tournament in Eastbourne in the final of the Austrian Tamira Paszek who fend off five match points and then won the tournament with their own third match point.

At Wimbledon itself Kerber fought for the second time after the U.S. Open in 2011 at a Grand Slam tournament until the semi-finals before, but against Agnieszka Radwańska difference there with 3:6, 4:6 from. It improved in the ranking order 7 At the Olympic Games in London Kerber retired in the quarterfinals with 4:6 and 5:7 against Azarenka on position. In doubles, she succumbed to the side of Sabine Lisicki in the second round with 2:6, 5:7 the Williams sisters, the future gold medal winners.

When hard court tournament in Cincinnati Kerber lost the final against Li Na 6:1, 3:6 and 1:6, after among others Serena Williams previously ( 6-4, 6-4 ) and Petra Kvitová (6:1, 2: 6, 6-4 ) had defeated. However, they improved to World No. 6 At the U.S. Open she reached (including after a victory over Venus Williams) the second round, where they eliminated against Sara Errani in two sets. In Beijing, she moved with a three-set victory over the former world number one Wozniacki to reach the quarter -finals. There they were in the match against Sharapova on at the registry of 0:6 and 0:3.

Kerber also qualified for the WTA Championships 2012 in Istanbul, but dropped out after three defeats against Serena Williams, Azarenka and Li Na after the first round of. She ended the year ranked 5 in the world rankings.


Kerber reached at the start of tournaments in Brisbane and the quarterfinals in Sydney the semifinals. At the Australian Open, she was defeated in the second round Ekaterina Makarova with 5:7, 4:6. In Doha and Dubai, she failed each in the opening game. In Indian Wells she reached the semi-final, which they lost to Wozniacki 6:2, 4:6 and 5:7. When Hartplatztunier in Monterrey drew her first time in the season to the final. There she met Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova which she was covered with 6:4, 2:6 and 4:6.

In the play-off Fed Cup Kerber came against Serbia in two individual lots used. She defeated Bojana Jovanovski in straight sets, but was beaten Ana Ivanović. At the tournament in Stuttgart, she reached the semifinals, where she defeated Sharapova. There was a quarter-finals in Madrid, while she did not come over the last sixteen out at the French Open. Also in the grass tournament in Eastbourne Kerber failed in the second round against Ekaterina Makarova early. At Wimbledon, she also lost in the second round against Kaia Kanepi ( 6:3, 6:7, 3:6 ).

In the following tournaments in the U.S. Open Series Kerber did not come past the quarter -finals. At the U.S. Open, she was defeated, as with the Australian Open and the French Open already in the second round. She narrowly failed to Carla Suárez Navarro 6-4, 3-6 and 6-7. With their finals in Tokyo, she reached for the second time in the season one final, winning the title it remained again denied - with 2:6, 6:0 and 3:6 they defeated Petra Kvitová. Ascending the form they showed with their quarter-finals in Beijing before them as top seed won her third career title in Linz. She beat Ana Ivanović in the final with 6:4 and 7:66. Through their successes at the end of the regular season, Kerber after 2012 could qualify for the second time for the WTA Championships. There, she reached with one win and two defeats in third place in their group and missed so again the semi-finals. She finished the year ranked 9th in the world rankings.


At the start of the season, it undertook as new coach Benjamin Ebrahimzadeh, who had already looked into the 2013 season at times. In the WTA tournament in Brisbane, she reached the quarterfinals in Sydney, she stood in the finals, where they Tsvetana Pironkova was beaten 4:6, 4:6 itself. At the Australian Open she failed as last year in the second round, this time to Flavia Pennetta. At the indoor tournament in Paris, she came up to the quarter-finals. Then she contributed two wins ( against Daniela Hantuchova and Dominika Cibulková ) at the Fed Cup win over Slovakia. At the Premier 5 tournament in Doha, it reached again a playoff that they losing to Simona Halep with 2:6, 3:6. In Dubai, they already lost their opening match.



Tournament Win




Performance in Grand Slam tournaments and the WTA Tour Championships




  • Sportswoman of the Year 2012: 2nd place
  • 2012, 2013: in the category " Schleswig -Holstein Sportswoman of the Year "