Three-time Grand Slam champion, Angelique Kerber has appointed a new coach, Dieter Kindlmann in her team for the tennis season 2020. “As much as I’ve enjoyed my time off, I’m excited to get back into training,” Kerber announced. “Happy to announce that Didi Kindlmann will be joining my team as the new coach! Work starts here, and I’m thankful for the people in my team that share the same vision moving forward!”
Kindlmann, a former ATP World Number 130, who has worked with Madison Keys in 2017. The same year, Keys reached the US Open finals. Also, he has teamed up with Elise Mertens in 2018 and Ajla Tomljanovic in 2019. In 2013, he served as a hitting partner to Maria Sharapova.
His best Grand Slam appearance was delivered at French Open 2006, where he reached the second round of Roland Garros as a qualifier.
In the month of July, Angelique Kerber announced her split with the coach, Rainer Schuttler after failing to defend her title at the SW19 major as she dealt with a second-round defeat at Wimbledon Championships 2019.
For the rest of the season, the German tennis ace decided to perform on the WTA circuit without a coach. Following that, She stepped into the last Grand Slam of the year without a coach in her team.
“I will take the time to look for a real coach, and I need this time,” Kerber said at a sponsorship event in Munich. “I know what it’s all about, I’ve been a part of it for a long time,” said the three-time Grand Slam champion for the temporary waiver of a supervisor. It did not go the way we did, as I imagined. It is important to find myself first, everything starts with me.”
At US Open 2019, Angelique Kerber experienced a round one defeat after falling to Kristina Mlandenovic in three-sets. Post the Flushing Meadows major, she reached the semifinals in Japan and later won a match in China.
Towards the end of the season, she decided to play at Luxembourg Open 2019, but due to her leg injury, former World Number one, Kerber pulled out from the tournament and consequently concluded her 2019 tennis season.
Last year, Kerber ended her season with a World Number two ranking and but this year her ranking has slipped to number 20. Earlier this year, she was the finalist at Indian Wells 2019.