Angelique Kerber: Rankings are not so important to me anymore, biggest titles are



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Angelique Kerber: Rankings are not so important to me anymore, biggest titles are

Three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber says she is not lacking confidence as she believes she is still capable of beating the top players. Kerber, 33, struggled in the first six months of the season as she was mostly picking up early round exits at tournaments.

Kerber, a former world No. 1, then won Bad Homburg and made the semifinals at Wimbledon and the Cincinnati Masters. At the Billie Jean King Cup last week, Kerber beat this year's French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova.

‟I’m feeling good and am pretty confident. I’ve just had an incredibly good second half to the year. I won in Bad Homburg, was in the Wimbledon and Cincinnati semifinals and also played well at the US Open. At the Billie Jean King Cup in Prague, I also beat a Grand Slam winner again.

I also know I can still win against the world’s best”. Kerber told the Porsche Tennis website.

Kerber not concerned by her ranking

Kerber insists at this point of her career the most important for her is to be contending for the biggest titles.

‟I’m not somebody that keeps looking at the world rankings. They’re no longer so important for me. The main thing is that I play well, have my heart in everything and then everything else comes automatically. I want to be in the mix for the titles at big tournaments.

That’s my motivation," Kerber insisted. Kerber will be turning 34 in January but she still loves the game and is hungry for more success. ‟My passion for tennis. I love the sport, the feeling of standing on the court and winning.

The emotions give me confidence in my performance and the respect of other players. Most of them know they have to play their best tennis to beat me. I’ve worked hard in the past six months to regain that respect. I’ll be doing everything so that it stays that way," Kerber explained.