Angelique Kerber has no retirement plans, aims strong 2022 season

Former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber has confirmed that she is not contemplating retirement and that she will return for the 2022 season, per Jannik Schneider. 

Kerber, 33, was struggling in the first six months of the season but her formed has been on the rise since the grass season. 

Kerber captured her first title of the season in Bad Homburg in June, before she made the semifinal at Wimbledon and the Cincinnati Masters. 

Following her good second half ot the season, Kerber returned to the top-10. 

Kerber won’t have a lot of points to defend in the first six months of the 2022 season and her goal is to make a strong start to the season and potentially once again the No. 1 ranking. 

Kerber told me she wants to take the good last 6 months since grass season to the next season. No retirement. Said enjoys to be back in top ten and that she is able to beat topplayers. Also has less points to defend. Said she will prepare for Australia after holidays… https://t.co/V7VSQKbqQo

— Jannik Schneider (@schnejan) November 2, 2021

Kerber still capable of beating the top players 

This week at the Billie Jean King Cup. Kerber recovered from a set down to beat world No. 3 Barbora Krejcikova 6-7 (6) 6-0 6-4.

“To be here again, it’s a great feeling. We played here the final a few years ago, it was such a great atmosphere, and today the energy on court was amazing,” said Kerber after beating Krejcikova. 

Kerber and Andrea Petkovic were sharing their knowledged and experience to the younger German players. 

Kerber is one of the most experienced players on the Tour, and as a three-time Grand Slam champion, she has a lot of great advice to offer. 

“I like to see my experience not get completely wasted and I try to share it as well as I can,” said Petkovic, who made her Billie Jean King Cup debut in 2007.

“I don’t know how valuable it is to the young players but both Angelique and I try to share our experiences we have had over the course of such long career. 

“In the end, a young player will have to make mistakes in order to get better no matter what the elder statesmen tell them, but we are there to provide knowledge and try to share some wisdom we have collected over the years.”

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