Angelique Kerber, 33, admits she had ‘doubts’ following early-season struggles

Former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber admitted she had certain doubts after a bad start to the season but she managed to bounce back and now she is in a great place. 

Kerber, 33, was struggling with her game and form in the first six months of the season. 

After a series of early exits and disappointing results, Kerber turned the page in Bad Homburg, where she made it all the way. 

After winning Bad Homburg, three-time Grand Slam champion Kerber continued her fine form as she made the semifinals at Wimbledon and the Cincinnati Masters. 

‟The key was definitely the return of the fans and the confidence I had in myself and my potential. It was something I also never lost in the difficult times. Fighting back after being down is somehow a part of my career. I had lots of patience in myself and always believed I could succeed once again. Having the feeling of being able to beat top players and be in the mix for the major titles was extremely important for me,” Kerber told the Porsche Tennis website. 

Kerber enjoyed a good end to 2021 

Some thought that Kerber was done after ths six months of the season but she completely turned around her season in the second part of the year. 

‟As an athlete, one always somehow has doubts. It’s a part of things. But the trick is to draw positive energy and remotivate oneself to fulfil one’s goals,” Kerber admitted. 

Reflecting on the 2021 season, Kerber admitted that everything started with her victory in Bad Homburg. 

‟For sure the tournament in Bad Homburg. I had been looking forward to the grass court season the whole time. When I then won the Bad Homburg Open, to boot in front of a home crowd with a goose-bump feeling, really was a liberating feeling. My semifinal in Wimbledon then proved I was back to where I had wanted to be before the start of the season,” Kerber explained. 

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