Angelique Kerber admits that being out of action is «a completely new thing» for her, but stressed that being out due to pregnancy is probably the best reason to take a break from tennis. After missing the WTA 1000 events in Toronto and Cincinnati, Kerber announced that she was pregnant and out of the US Open.
For the first time in more than a decade, Kerber missed a Grand Slam tournament. «I have not missed a Grand Slam in the last 13 years. That is why the current situation is something completely new for me. There is no more pleasant reason to take a break from tennis.»
I will try to use the time for myself the best I can. I keep doing sports to keep fit and I keep playing tennis. Sport just belongs to my life. But of course I’m not going to exaggerate things. I have a lot of experience and I know exactly what is good for me and what is not,» Kerber told the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix website.
Kerber on how he felt after the US Open on TV
The US Open is a very special tournament for Kerber, as she won her second Grand Slam title there in 2016. For the first time in a while, three-time Grand Slam champion Kerber was in a position to follow a Major from the comfort of your home.
‟It’s a totally different perception than what you have when you’re standing on the pitch. When you watch a match from start to finish, you see more details and can better analyze certain situations.
For one or the other player, I now know much better what I have to take into account if I face them again,» Kerber explained. Kerber, 34, last played at Wimbledon, where she suffered a third-round loss to Elise Mertens Kerber is expected to return to action sometime during the 2023 season.