Australia Awaits: Angelique Kerber's Grand Return to the United Cup

There is a lot of talk about Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka, and even about Caroline Wozniacki, but in Australia, another future member of the Hall of Fame returns

by Sededin Dedovic
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Australia Awaits: Angelique Kerber's Grand Return to the United Cup
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The tennis world is abuzz with talk of big-name players like Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka due to return to the Australian Open, but one name that deserves attention is future Hall of Famer Angelique Kerber. After an 18-month hiatus following the birth of her daughter, the 35-year-old German, known as Angie, is returning to the Australian tennis scene.

Known for her dynamic style of play – characterized by fast winds, frequent changes of rhythm and a mix of runs, returns and counterattacks – Kerber is a proven trainer to be reckoned with on court. Despite being right-handed by nature, he controls his tennis skills with his left hand, showing his unique and determined approach to the game.

That style of play brought her many fans, because we have to admit that, especially in the WTA division, no one plays in a similar way.

Competing with Serena Williams

In 2016, Kerber made a strong impact on the world of tennis.

She defeated the legendary Serena Williams in the Australian Open final, followed by an appearance in the Wimbledon final and a hard-fought battle against Serena, culminating in the US Open trophy. Two years later, she faced Serena again in the Wimbledon final, cementing her status with a total of 14 titles, including Olympic silver, and an impressive 34 weeks at the top.

Now Kerber is preparing to return to Australia. "It's perfect to be back in Australia, especially playing for Germany in the United Cup," she said. Germany is in the challenge group with France and Italy. Despite the difficulties, Kerber remains upbeat, declaring: "A lot has happened in the last eighteen months and I've heard a lot of good things about the United Cup." There is a lot of talk about Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka, and also about Caroline Wozniacki, but Kerber is also returning to Australia, great news that will add excitement before the start of the regular season.

Given the changes in her life, Kerber's return to the top will undoubtedly be challenging. However, her achievements so far make her comeback celebrated and many tennis fans have taken a liking to her "strange" style.

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