Angelique Kerber has had a successful start in the dress rehearsal for the Australian Open – the first acid test for the cooperation with your new coach Rainer Schüttler. The former world-class professional, the defending champion in Sydney won observed after a bye to kick off on Tuesday in the second round 7:6 (7:3), 6:2 against Italian Camila Giorgi. So Kerber in the quarter-finals and remains in front of the first Grand Slam tournament of the season starting on Monday in Melbourne this year, undefeated. “I would like to defend my title, but until then, it is still a long way to go,” said Kerber relaxed after their opening success in Sydney.
Also in the previous year, Kerber was started after the crisis of 2017 season with a winning series in Australia and was supervised by Wim Fissette, with the Wimbledon victory, her big dream is fulfilled. The unexpected separation from the Belgians and the obligation of the shakers was followed by even the German women’s-Tennis-captain Barbara Rittner was surprised, in a positive way.
“Angie plays the music, I help to make the sound”
“I heard that, I thought: hat, that’s a great Consideration,” said Rittner at a weekend Congress of the German Tennis Federation in Berlin. Of his quiet, professional way passe shaker to Kerber. The former Australian Open Finalist is none of the games in the foreground, Rittner noted prior to your trip to Melbourne.
The 42-Year-old self looks like. “I have detected in the way as you plan your career, how you lead your life again,” he said, before the turn of the year, in an Interview to the portal tennisnet.com. Shaker wants to tickle a few percent of performance out, so there is still potential at the time of impact the left-handed. “Angie plays the music, I’ll help you to make the right sound,” said shaker.
The former long-distance runner, led the way, especially thanks to superior Fitness, fighter qualities and game intelligence to be among the Top Five in the world, is impressed by Kerbers will also in the Training. The Australian and US Open champion by 2016 will show an undying passion and I lost the last Ball never, as was once the case of shaker. He, too, went through after great success, a crisis, a year after the sensational Final at the Australian Open, he was kicked out in 2004, in Melbourne in the first round.
This is a great advantage from the point of view of his long-time coach, Dirk Hordorff for the rather unusual coaching Job. “It’s not about the Knowledge. It is simply more credible, if anybody can say from my own experience,“ said the current DTB Vice-President at the Congress in Berlin. “Rainer understands Tennis, he has lived Tennis in every facet long enough,” said Hordorff. This is exactly what Kerber: “He has as an Ex-professional experience, he knows how it is when you are on the pitch in a pressure situation,” explained the 30-year-old number two in the world after the Shaker commitment. The tennis play had to teach her no more.