Kerber embracing the now
Former world No.1 Angelique Kerber has pretty much done it all.
In the German’s trophy cabinet at her academy sits the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open trophies. Well, Roland-Garros has been a mixed bag for the 34-year-old.
Kerber has fallen in the first round on eight trips to Paris, together with two quarter-finals posted in 2012 and 2018.
Last week, Kerber lifted the Strasbourg trophy thanks to some outrageous shot-making against five top-100 opponents. In current form, the world No.17 is a danger to the draw.
“Everyone knows that clay is not my favourite surface,” admitted Kerber, with a seemingly fresh perspective on the terre battue.
“It's just this year I just try to play every single match not looking too much ahead.
“I'm thankful that I can still play, that I'm healthy, that I can still beat the young players, that I can be on the big stages.
"I'm trying to work hard, then play for these matches when you are out there, having the crowd, feeling the energy out there. I love this sport. This is why I'm still here.”