Angelique Kerber (born 18 January 1988 in Bremen) is a German tennis player of German Polish background.
Having made her professional debut in 2003, Kerber was launched into stardom upon suddenly reaching the semifinals of the 2011 US Open, at which time she was ranked 92 in the world. On the 30th of January 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 4. On 26 August 2013, she peaked at world number 103 in the doubles rankings. She currently sits at world number 4. As such, Kerber is the highest-ranked German on the WTA Tour. She has reached at least the quarter-finals or better at all four Grand Slam tournaments, most notably the final of the 2016 Australian Open as well as the semifinals of the 2011 US Open and 2012 Wimbledon Championships, and the quarterfinals of the 2012 French Open.
Kerber has won seven singles titles and at least one title on every surface on the WTA tour, her biggest coming at the Premier-level tournaments of Paris (indoors), Charleston, Stuttgart, Birmingham and Stanford. Furthermore, she has also won eleven singles and three doubles titles on the ITF tour during her career.
2016: First Grand Slam final
Kerber began the year at the Brisbane International, defeating the likes of Camila Giorgi, Madison Brengle, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Carla Suarez Navarro to reach the final where she came up short to Victoria Azarenka. After defeating Elina Svitolina in the opening round in Sydney, she withdrew with gastrointestinal illness. Kerber is the 7th seed at the Australian Open. She beat Misaki Doi in the first round, having been a match point down. She 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. In the quarterfinals, she avenged her Brisbane loss by beating Azarenka for the first time in straight sets to advance to her third Grand Slam semifinal. In the semifinals, Kerber beat Johanna Konta in straight sets to reach her maiden Grand Slam final where she will face defending champion and world No. 1 Serena Williams.
Grand Slam tournament finals
Singles: 1 (1 pending)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Surface||Opponent in final||Score in final|
|Pending||2016||Australian Open||Hard||Serena Williams||6-4 1-2|
Grand Slam performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||Q1||2R||1R||3R||1R||3R||4R||4R||1R||F||0 / 8||16–8|
|French Open||A||1R||1R||Q2||2R||1R||QF||4R||4R||3R||0 / 8||13–8|
|Wimbledon||A||1R||1R||Q2||3R||1R||SF||2R||QF||3R||0 / 8||14–8|
|US Open||A||1R||Q1||2R||1R||SF||4R||4R||3R||3R||0 / 8||16–8|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–3||1–3||1–2||5–4||5–4||14–4||10–4||12–4||6–4||0 / 32||59–32|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||1R||A||1R||1R||A||A||0 / 3||0–3|
|French Open||A||A||1R||1R||2R||1R||A||0 / 4||1–4|
|Wimbledon||A||A||1R||3R||1R||A||A||0 / 3||2–3|
|US Open||1R||A||1R||A||3R||A||A||0 / 3||2–3|
|Win–Loss||0–1||0–1||0–3||2–3||3–4||0–1||0-0||0 / 13||5–13|