“This contest is really critical to me”

Posted on 16. Apr, 2019 by in Porsche Canada

Angelique Kerber over a lifelong dream by winning a world’s many critical tennis tournament. The Porsche Brand Ambassador and Wimbledon leader not customarily appreciates a feel-good atmosphere, yet also a support from a spectators during a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. She also enjoys a sporting plea during this long-standing tournament, hold between Apr 20 and 28 during a Porsche Arena. “These numbers of tip players customarily customarily come to Grand Slam tournaments”, pronounced a two-time Stuttgart leader in a interview. “But that’s accurately what creates this eventuality so interesting. Right from a outset, we need to be totally focussed and in tip shape.”

Angelique Kerber, Porsche Brand Ambassador, 911 Turbo Cabriolet, Porsche Museum, 2018, Porsche AG

Angelique Kerber won Wimbledon in 2018

Angelique, this year we already played in Brisbane, Melbourne, Doha, Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami and Monterrey. Now we are entrance to Stuttgart. How critical is a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix to we personally?

“This contest is unequivocally critical to me. we associate many emotions with it and get goosebumps when we consider about it. we always unequivocally demeanour brazen to entrance to Stuttgart. Playing in front of a home throng is something unequivocally special. After all, we don’t have that many tournaments in Germany. It’s always a unequivocally special week for me. The support from a spectators during a Porsche Arena is implausible and other players also soap-box about it.”

What do we utterly suffer during a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix?

“Everything, really. we don’t know where to start! The atmosphere during a Porsche Arena is unequivocally special. we demeanour brazen to assembly all a people that have been creation this contest a success for many years, both publicly and behind a scenes. In Stuttgart we am surrounded by my family and many friends. And we can’t forget that organisers unequivocally expect any wish we competence have as players, that’s something unequivocally unique. No warn afterwards that a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix has been voted a many renouned contest so many times.”

Even yet foe is utterly strong, generally in Stuttgart. This time no fewer than 8 tip 10 players will be holding their place during a baseline during a Porsche Arena.

“The foe is crazy! You customarily customarily get this many tip players during a Grand Slam. But that’s accurately what creates this eventuality so interesting. There don’t seem to be any presumably easy opponents. Right from a outset, we need to be totally focussed and in tip shape. That’s a large challenge.”

Angelique Kerber, Porsche Team Germany, 2019, Porsche AG

Kerber about a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2019: “The foe is crazy!”

You have already demonstrated that we are in good figure this season, many of all by creation it to a final during Indian Wells, an eventuality many understand as a fifth Grand Slam tournament.

“The contest gave me a genuine certainty boost. It was an eventuality where all came together and that’s not happened all too mostly recently. we felt unequivocally good and kick such clever players, for instance Venus Williams and Belinda Bencic. It was a unequivocally good tournament.”

Unfortunately, we were incompetent to take home a trophy. How prolonged does it dwell on your mind when you’ve mislaid a vital final like this one?

“I don’t censure myself for my performance. we gave it my all and fought to a end. Ultimately, two, 3 points done a disproportion in this match. Let’s not forget that my competition played an implausible contest and kick utterly a few tip 10 players on her approach to a final. She was on a roll. You only have to accept that.”

You are now ranked seventh in a “Porsche Race to Shenzhen”, a gift ranking for a WTA Finals. Consequently, we would validate for a contest of a 8 many successful players of a past twelve months in China. What is your opinion on a WTA Finals relocating from Singapore to Shenzhen?

“Singapore is a good city with copiousness to discover. However, we am now also looking brazen to Shenzhen. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter where we play. In further to a Grand Slam tournaments, a WTA Finals are an comprehensive deteriorate prominence – with a disproportion that we are directly matched adult with a tip 8 actor in a initial round. You need to be focussed and broach your best opening from a initial compare onwards. This contest during a finish of a prolonged deteriorate is a ultimate plea in a sport.”

Back to a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. You have already won a contest in Stuttgart twice. Does this give we an additional certainty boost?

“Of course, after all, this shows that we am able of putting on an unusual opening during this tournament. It boosts my certainty and motivation.”

Angelique Kerber, Porsche Brand Ambassador, 718 Boxster S, Porsche-Arena Stuttgart, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2016, Porsche AG

Kerber and “the many pleasing winner’s esteem of a WTA tour” during a 2016 tournament

Talking about motivation: how critical is a Porsche 911 4S Cabriolet in this context? After all, a leader takes it home as a categorical prize.

“We can see a automobile from wherever we are on centre justice during a Porsche Arena. Personally, we consider it’s a many pleasing winner’s esteem of a WTA tour. Each of us gives it her all to win this car. There is no larger motivation.”

911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet: Fuel expenditure total 9.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions total 207 g/km

911 Turbo Cabriolet: Fuel expenditure total 9.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 216 g/km

718 Boxster S: Fuel expenditure total 9.2–8.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions total 210–194 g/km

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