Angelique Kerber wants play Paris Olympics mixed doubles with Alexander Zverev

The German tennis player will come back to the court at the beginning of 2024, after maternity leave

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Angelique Kerber wants play Paris Olympics mixed doubles with Alexander Zverev
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Angelique Kerber will represent Germany together with Alexander Zverev during the United Cup. It's a good news for women's tennis, which welcomes back one of its great stars. On the WTA Tour, 2024 will be the year of important returns (such as Naomi Osaka and Emma Raducanu) and among the various tennis players who will return to activity there is also the German.

The German champion revealed, in the words collected by Tennis Head, her current physical condition, also sharing her dream of playing the mixed doubles at the Paris Olympics with her countryman Alexander Zverev.

Kerber and Zverev could team-up for Paris Olympics mixed doubles

"I've done everything, I feel good, we're on schedule.

But it's too early to make a prediction. Simply put: I had a really cold start in Australia and the hardest I've had so far. But this is precisely what motivates me." One of the great seasonal goals for the German tennis player is the Olympics which will be held in Paris on some of the clay courts of Roland Garros.

Kerber has invited her countryman Alexander Zverev to pair up with her in Olympic competition. "When we meet in Australia, we will definitely talk about it, it would make me very happy. The Paris Olympics are the highlight and playing for Germany is always an honor," she stressed.

Finally, she talked about the possibility of being the flag-bearer of the German national team during the opening ceremony of the Olympics to be held in France, declaring: "It would be indescribable for any athlete to enter with the German flag, and it is also my dream." The former world number 1 and winner of 3 Slams is absent from Wimbledon 2022, the period in which she discovered she was pregnant and gave birth to her daughter Liana in February this year.

In the season that begins she will be forced to rebuild her ranking from 0. Kerber will prepare for the Australian Open - Major won in 2016 - through the United Cup, which will begin on December 29th and the WTA 500 tournament in Adelaide which will start in January 8th.

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