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Angelique Kerber (born 18 January 1988) is a German-Polish professional tennis player.

Having made her professional debut in 2003, Kerber rose to prominence upon reaching the semifinals of the 2011 US Open,at which time she was ranked no. 92 in the world. She achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 2 on February 1, 2016 and is the highest-ranked European and left-handed player on the WTA Tour.

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - JANUARY 31: In this handout photo provided by Tennis Australia, Angelique Kerber of Germany jumps into the Yarra River on day 14 of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 31, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. Kerber defeated Serena Williams of the United States to win the Australian Women's Singles Final. (Photo by Handout/Getty Images)

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Known for her aggressive counter-punching game and left-handed shots, Kerber has won eight singles titles and at least one title on every surface on the WTA Tour, most notably her first Grand Slam title at the 2016 Australian Open. She has won a further five titles at the Premier-level tournaments of Paris (indoors), Charleston, Stuttgart, Birmingham and Stanford. Furthermore, she has won eleven singles, and three doubles titles on the ITF tour during her career.

Personal life

Angelique Kerber was born in Bremen, to her Polish father Sławomir Kerber and her German mother Beata (née Rzeźnik, daughter of a Polish businessman Janusz Rzeźnik), and has one sister, Jessica. She started playing tennis aged three and eventually joined the junior circuit. She lives in Puszczykowo, where her maternal grandfather Janusz Rzeźnik built Tennis Academy ‘Angie’ for her. She made inroads at events in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, but did not win a junior title before 2003, at which point she had already turned professional aged 15. Kerber speaks German, Polish and English. She also holds dual German-Polish citizenship, although she has competed for Germany since the start of her career.

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Career statistics

Main article: Angelique Kerber career statistics

Grand Slam tournament finals

Singles: 1 (1–0)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2016 Australian Open Hard United States Serena Williams 6–4, 3–6, 6–4

Grand Slam performance timeline

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Singles

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 4R 4R 1R W 1 / 9 18–8
French Open A 1R 1R Q2 2R 1R QF 4R 4R 3R 0 / 8 13–8
Wimbledon A 1R 1R Q2 3R 1R SF 2R QF 3R 0 / 8 14–8
US Open A 1R Q1 2R 1R SF 4R 4R 3R 3R 0 / 8 16–8
Win–Loss 0–0 0–3 1–3 1–2 5–4 5–4 14–4 10–4 12–4 6–4 7–0 1 / 33 61–32

Doubles

Tournament 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A 1R 1R A A 0 / 3 0–3
French Open A A 1R 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 4 1–4
Wimbledon A A 1R 3R 1R A A 0 / 3 2–3
US Open 1R A 1R A 3R A A 0 / 3 2–3
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–3 2–3 3–4 0–1 0-0 0 / 13 5–13

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Angelique Kerber practices on court 12 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California on Monday, March 7, 2016. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/BNP Paribas Open)

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