The three-time Grand Slam, Angelique Kerber annulled her coaching tenure with her coach, Rainer Schuttler after her second-round defeat at Wimbledon Championships 2019. She was Wimbledon’s defending champion this year, and Keber was shocked by the lucky loser, Lauren Davis. It was her poorest run at Wimbledon over the past five years.
Germany’s WTA top ranker, Kerber announced her decision on Twitter.
Moving forward, it’s never easy to change – especially when you work with great people like Rainer. But for now, we’ve decided that it’s the right time for a fresh start. He has become a friend and I‘m thankful for his hard work & dedication in the last months.
Kerber was the reigning quarterfinalist at Roland-Garros but she was amongst the opening round casualties at the French Open 2019. She was ranked fifth in the world when she entered the grass-court major, but now after her Wimbledon slump she has slipped out of the top ten WTA rankings, and presently she is ranked 13th in the world.
Despite bagging a major title last year, the 31-year old, Angelique Kerber parted ways with her former coach, Wim Fissette and then, she appointed Schuttler in her team. They began working together since the off-season of 2018.
This year, the lefty German, Angelique Kerber made it to the finals at Indian Wells 2019, but over there the eight seed German lost the wildcard entrant from Canada, Bianca Andreescu. Kerber was a second-round upset in Miami as she fell again to Andreescu in three sets.
During the clay season this year, she could reach semifinals at Monterrey Open, where the top seed, Angelique Kerber lost to Victoria Azarenka in three sets. On grass, she was top-seeded at Mallorca Open and she lost the tight semifinal match against Belinda Bencic.
Former World Number one, Angelique Kerber finally had chances to stepped into the lawns of SW19 with a WTA title to her name, as she made it to the finals in Eastbourne, but Karolina Pliskova outplayed her and pulled off the title.
Kerber won her first WTA trophy in 2012 and since then, she has been title-less in 2014 and 2017 seasons. Till now in her career, Kerber has won 13 WTA titles and this season, Kerber is yet to open her WTA title account.