Angelique Kerber will only focus on her WTA Tour activity, at least in the first months of 2018. The German player will skip the Fed Cup first round tie between Belarus and Germany that will take place on 10 and 11 February 2018 at the Chizhovka Arena, Minsk.
Kerber is playing Hopman Cup this week, then will compete in Sydney, Australian Open, and after that will train for two weeks with her new coach Wim Fissette. Then she is committed to Doha and Dubai. Kerber said she wants to get some consistency in the work with new coach Fissette first. Also, she believes that there are good young German players, who now get a chance to play.
She dropped to the 21st place in the rankings and was world No. 1 just six months ago. Germany may still count on Andrea Petkovic and Julia Goerges, and if it happens, they could bring victory home as Belarus's Victoria Azarenka is not competing due to private reasons.