Angelique Kerber dreams of French Open victory
Angelique Kerber has won three different Grand Slam tournaments. Your big goal is consequently also a success at the French open.
last edit: Jun 30, 2020, 07:48 am
Germany's top player Angelique Kerber contemplates the completion of the career grand slam at the restart of the tennis professional tour. First and foremost, she wanted to "play well in the big tournaments," said the Kiel native on Sky Sport News HD's "Short Cross - Kerber Special" program on Monday evening, naming the last major she was missing: "Paris would be a dream . "
The 32-year-old won the Australian Open and the US Open in 2016, and in 2018 the former number one in the world rankings triumphed in Wimbledon. In Paris, the current number 21 was at the end of the quarter-finals at the latest.
In addition, the Olympic gold medalist from Rio 2016 is still missing the gold at the summer games. She wants to win this in Tokyo in 2021 - in singles and maybe also in mixed, that she wants to play "with Sascha Zverev".
No Kerber starts at show tournaments
The Hamburg-based Zverev had recently participated in the controversial Adria tour and violated the hygiene measures offered during the corona pandemic. The 23-year-old also received a lot of criticism from the scene for his appearance in a party video that went around the world on Monday.
Kerber, on the other hand, made himself scarce during the corona crisis. She categorically rejected starts at show tournaments. "It didn't fit my plan," she said again on Monday. The priority was "to get back in top shape" and also "safety, also for my team around it. That must be the top priority for everyone."
From this point of view, Kerber did not want to reveal at which WTA event she is planning to return on the tour. As of August 3, women in Palermo / Italy will again pick up the bat. The first highlight is the US Open in New York (August 31 to September 13), but the French Open as the highlight of the clay court season is on the program from September 27 (until October 11).