Angelique Kerber Biography

(German Professional Tennis Player and Olympic Silver Medalist)

Birthday: January 18, 1988 (Capricorn)

Born In: Bremen, Germany

Angelique Kerber is a professional tennis player from Germany. The former world No. 1 player has won three Grand Slam titles and an Olympic silver medal in her career thus far. Kerber started her tennis career at a young age and turned professional at 15. Despite not holding any junior title to her name, she impressed many sports experts with her skills who predicted her to reach No. 1 in the coming years. She won her first WTA title in 2012 at the Open GDF Suez and slowly started moving up the rankings. By 2016, she had won many WTA titles and had already entered the Top 10 rankings. Her breakthrough came in 2016 when she won her first Major at the Australian Open after defeating Serena Williams, who was world No. 1 at that point. Kerber continued her winning streak by sealing a victory at the US Open as well and remained indomitable throughout the season. Despite struggling with form in 2017, she recovered sharply and quickly added a Wimbledon championship to her name in 2018. Today, she has established herself as one of the most successful female tennis players in the world and was listed among the highest paid athletes by Forbes in 2017.
Quick Facts

German Celebrities Born In January

Age: 36 Years, 36 Year Old Females


father: Sławomir Kerber

mother: Beata Kerber

siblings: Jessica Kerber

Born Country: Germany

Tennis Players German Women

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Females

Ancestry: Polish German

City: Bremen, Germany

Childhood & Early Life
Angelique Kerber was born on January 18, 1988 to Beata and Sławomir Kerber in Bremen, Germany. She has a sister named Jessica Kerber. Angelique spent her formative years in Kiel and started playing tennis at the age of three.
She moved to Puszczykowo, Poland, to start training at a tennis facility owned by her grandfather. It was during this time that she switched from right-handed play to left-handed play. Despite participating in several tournaments across Europe, she did not win any junior titles. She turned professional at the age of 15.
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In 2007, Angelique Kerber made her Grand Slam debut by competing in the main draw at the French Open. However, she lost in the opening round. She met the same fate at Wimbledon and later at the US Open that season.
In 2008, she scored her first Grand Slam win at the Australian Open against Maret Ani. However, she lost in the next round. Her other Grand Slam appearances that year weren’t successful either. Nonetheless, Kerber managed to win two ITF titles that year.
In 2010, she reached the third round in the Australian Open before losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova. She reached the second round in the French Open and third round at Wimbledon. Unfortunately, Kerber did not win any titles this year.
In 2011, she managed to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal by defeating Flavia Pennetta in the US Open. After her impressive wins, she was ranked at No. 34 at the end of the tournament and at No. 32 by the year’s end.
In 2012, she won the Fed Cup for Germany against Czech Republic along with fellow German players, Sabine Lisicki, Julia Görges and Anna-Lena Grönefeld. She also won her first WTA title at the Open GDF Suez after defeating Marion Bartoli in 2012.
Her rankings jumped considerably owing to her imposing performances at BNP Paribas Open. She subsequently won the e-Boks Open title after defeating Caroline Wozniacki. She also reached the quarterfinals of the French Open before losing to Sara Errani.
Her winning streak continued in 2012, and she reached the semifinals at Wimbledon, her first on a grass court. She also reached the quarterfinals at the London Olympics before losing against Victoria Azarenka. At the end of the year, she was ranked at No. 5, her highest until that point.
In 2013, she managed to reach the fourth round of the Australian, French, and US Opens. Unfortunately, she faced an early exit at Wimbledon after reaching the second round. She won her first WTA of the year at the Generali Ladies Linz after beating Anna Ivanovic.
In 2014, she managed to reach the fourth rounds of the Australian and French Opens again but did not progress further. In Wimbledon, she defeated Maria Sharapova to reach the quarters, but her journey was stopped by Eugenie Bouchard.
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In 2015, she suffered a shocking loss to Irina-Camelia Begu in the first round of the Australian Open. Her rankings slipped and touched double digits. She fought back and won her fourth WTA title at the Family Circle Cup.
She continued her winning streak at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and clinched her fifth WTA title. She began the grass-court season with a triumphant win over Karolina Pliskova in the final at the Aegon Classic and added another title to her collection.
Her fortune continued to click in 2015, and she won the title at Bank of the West Classic after defeating Pliskova, thus adding seventh WTA title to her name.
In 2016, she managed to make headlines with her performance at the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, the Australian Open. She reached the finals after defeating Johanna Konta in the semis and faced Serena Williams, the defending champion. She managed to defeat Williams, earning her first Grand Slam and claiming the world No. 2 ranking.
At the World Group Play-Offs, she defeated Simona Halep and helped Germany stay afloat in the tournament. She also defended her title at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and clinched her second title in the year. Kerber reached the finals at Wimbledon before being defeated by Serena Williams.
At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, she managed to reach the finals. However, she lost to Monica Puig and had to settle for a silver. At the US Open, she defeated Pliskova in the finals to claim her second Grand Slam Major and rose to world No. 1 in the WTA rankings.
In 2017, Kerber began the year with disappointing performances and her ranking slipped. She was outed in the first round of the French Open despite entering as the top seed in the tournament. She had to exit the Wimbledon in the fourth round and struggled with finding her form.
At the end of the year, Kerber’s shocking exits and constant defeats pushed her out of the Top 20 rankings. At this point, she changed her coach and announced that Wim Fissette would be her new coach.
In 2018, she managed to win her first title since 2016 at the Sydney International where she defeated Ashleigh Barty. She also fared well at the Australian Open and reached the semifinals, only to lose against Simona Halep. Her rankings rose, and she re-entered the top 10.
Her form improved considerably. She reached the quarterfinals at the French Open, before being ousted by Halep. At Wimbledon, Kerber managed to steady herself and reached her second final at the grass-court and defeated Serena Williams to claim her third Major and subsequent rise to the rank of world No. 4.
By the end of 2018, Kerber announced her plans to find a new coach who could help her find consistency and improve her game in major tournaments.
In 2019, she reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open before being defeated by Danielle Collins in straight sets. She is currently gearing to play in the upcoming majors and WTA tournaments.
Awards & Achievements
Angelique Kerber has three well-deserved Grand Slam titles to her name. She won her first at the Australian Open in 2016 after defeating Serena Williams. In the same year, she clinched her second title at the US Open and rose to world No. 1 in the WTA rankings. After struggling with form for some time, Kerber made a roving comeback by winning the Wimbledon Championships in 2018.
Family & Personal Life
Angelique Kerber was rumored to be dating her longtime coach Torben Beltz, but neither of them has confirmed the relationship. The rumors died down after Kerber switched to a new coach in 2017.
Kerber is actively involved in many charities, and she is also the brand ambassador for UNICEF. She has opened her own tennis academy in Poland, which is called the Angelique Kerber Tennis Academy.
Angelique Kerber is a huge fan of football and supports her home club FC Bayern Munich. Her favorite sports icon is former German tennis player Steffi Graf.

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