“Ultimate challenge”

“I’ve got a measure to settle in Singapore,” pronounced a Porsche Brand Ambassador who is looking brazen to a plea in a Asian metropolis: “The WTA Finals are a ultimate plea in a sport.”

It was a illusory quip for Angelique Kerber. After many setbacks and disappointments in 2017, a 30-year aged German returned to a WTA Tour with renewed confidence. In Jan she won a WTA contest in Sydney, in Jul she distinguished her biggest career-win when claiming a Wimbledon title. Before a WTA Finals she spoke about…

…the mindfulness of Singapore:

“A good city where there’s a lot to discover. Even yet a concentration is apparently on scheming morally for a WTA Finals, I’ll naturally go out each now and again. Singapore is not a city where we hang around in your hotel room examination television.”

…the standing of a WTA Finals:

“The WTA Finals are one of a season’s tip highlights together with a Grand Slams – with a disproportion that we accommodate a Top 8 actor in a unequivocally initial match. There are no easy opponents, it’s tough right from a start. You have to be entirely strong from a word go and play one’s best. Coming during a finish of a prolonged season, a contest is a ultimate plea in a sport.”


Angelique Kerber during a WTA-tournament in Sydney 2018

…her aims and chances:

“I’ve got a measure to settle in Singapore. After behaving so good over a whole year to strech a WTA Finals, each actor can also win a title. There’s no favourite and no outsider. That’s a allure of a tournament. For us players, though for a fans too. The win there is still a career to do for me and it would be a ideal finish to an glorious season.”

…the time between euphoria and disappointments:

“I’m mostly asked whether, after my terrible year in 2017, we ever suspicion we transport to a WTA Finals as a Wimbledon champion. All we can contend is that such thoughts never entered my mind. The time was also too difficult, too many things were swirling around my head. First, there were a memories of 2016. It was a illusory year for me, one in that we surfaced a universe rankings and won a Grand Slams in Melbourne and New York. You only can’t ready for a turmoil we confront after such highlights. 2017 was a formidable year, though also an critical experience. I’ve learnt from it. In a meantime, we consider I’m improved versed to understanding with such a situation.”

…the use in 2017:

“I’ve grown as a actor and as a person, for sure. I’m also assured that if we hadn’t had left by a proviso afterwards we wouldn’t now be a Wimbledon champion.”


Angelique Kerber, 2018, Porsche AG

Angelique Kerber before her depart to Singapore

…her trail to a successful comeback:

“I didn’t play good in 2017, no question. However, we wasn’t so distant off being in good form that was maybe apparent on court. we hadn’t after all unexpected lost how to play tennis. we knew we had it within me and showed it in practice. But in a match, one or dual points mostly confirm either we win or lose, Normally, we know what we have to do in break moments. But behind afterwards we lacked a feeling. In 2018, we strong on my strengths once again and started enjoying my tennis again. It had always been a pivotal to success for me.”

…your win in Wimbledon:

“The win was pristine joy. Even now a few months on, a emotions come flooding back. It took a bit of time for me to come to terms with everything. we wanted a win so badly. we stood in a final behind in 2016 and now I’m so happy that we indeed took my second chance. Holding adult a china plate was a impulse we had always dreamt about. There’s no difference for it.”

…your ambitions to be No. 1 again:

“It’s not something we unequivocally consider about. I’ve already gifted a smashing feeling once before. I’ve naturally got zero opposite removing to a tip once again. In Wimbledon, we once again realised that a competition is not all about a universe rankings. Getting to a vital final, going head-to conduct opposite a world’s best players on a large theatre like now during a WTA Finals, they are a moments along with practicing and competing that we get adult for in a morning – also when it infrequently hurts.”


Angelique Kerber, 2018, Porsche AG

Porsche Brand Ambassador Angelique Kerber during a Wimbledon semi-final 2018

The WTA Finals are a WTA Tour’s year-end tournaments. The season’s 8 many successful players acquire a right to contest during a eventuality around a central Porsche Race to Singapore subordinate ranking. After Simona Halep (Romania) was forced to lift out with an injury, a players will be: Angelique Kerber (Germany), title-holder Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark), Naomi Osaka (Japan), Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic), Sloane Stephens (USA), Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic), a leader of a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) and Kiki Bertens (Netherlands). Also competing are a 8 top-ranked Porsche Race to Singapore doubles pairings. Prize income totals 7 million dollars. From 2019, a WTA Finals will be staged in Shenzhen, China.