Angelique Kerber believes that defeating Serena Williams in a straight-set final last year at Wimbledon did not change her life and career too much as she had already experienced some success at the top of tennis. But that was a historical achievement. “I think I have played a lot of good tournaments already.
Wimbledon for me was for a tournament that I wanted to win one day. That’s for sure. And I had a lot of emotions last year. But I also played well in Australia when I won there (in 2016). So I cannot really say that (winning Wimbledon) was my best performance ever", said Kerber adding it was perhaps the most unbelievable title she won.
Kerber is excited to have a great run at the Qatar Total Open in Doha: "It’s nice to be back here. I came a little bit earlier to get ready for this tournament and to get used to the courts, to the weather, conditions and everything else.
There are a lot of (tough) players. It’s a tough draw but I like to play here. I mean, of course the conditions are always a little bit different than if you play during the day and the night sessions. But this is a challenge and I’m always looking to come here and play in Doha.
For me, it’s important to be playing good. I saw against who I would play here but that’s it. I’m not the player who is really watching the draw. I know who is playing here. I know it is a tough draw. I think it’s also good for us to have a huge competition.
I mean, this is always the challenge if you’re going to a tournament. Let’s see. The tournament is set to start. I’m ready for that."