WATCH: How Angelique Kerber is Celebrating Her Birthday During Quarantine in the Australian Open 2021 Bubble

Published 01/19/2021, 4:13 AM EST
EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND – JUNE 27: Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates winning her women’s singles quarter-final match against Simona Halep of Romania during day four of the Nature Valley International at Devonshire Park on June 27, 2019 in Eastbourne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for LTA)


Over the years, former World No. 1 Angelique Kerber has relished the challenges she has faced on Tour. The German has proved to be a fierce competitor and created an identity for herself. She is a three-time Grand Slam winner, winning at the Australian Open (2016), Wimbledon (2018), and the US Open (2016). 

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The German star is a defensive baseliner. During her matches, she is known to engage in long rallies against her opponents. Being a left-handed player, she has the ability to create sharp angles, although the former World No. 1 hits groundstrokes with real potential. The game style she displays helped her win 12 singles titles on the WTA Tour. 

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Angelique Kerber celebrates her birthday in isolation

With the first Grand Slam of the new season around the corner, players have started assembling in Australia. The German starlet too has arrived in Melbourne, and she is currently in isolation ahead of the Australian Open. She posted a short clip of herself celebrating her birthday. The 2016 Australian Open champion was seen making the most of her special day by herself. 

In the clip, Angelique is seen fully dressed for the occasion and dancing with joy. The German superstar also popped a bottle of champagne and was dipping strawberries in melted chocolate. She put up a post on Instagram with the caption:

“I could spend my birthday exercising all day in the room…or make the most of it while I’m in quarantine. I have the best memories of celebrating my birthday at the Australian Open in recent years. It’s a beloved tradition and even though this year I’m missing out on a singing crowd on Rod Laver Arena, I’m overwhelmed by the messages & birthday wishes that I’m receiving. Even more than ever, which is an amazing feeling. They give me so much strength for the days and weeks to come.”

 

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The birthday celebrations have been different as compared to the previous years. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, individuals have been forced to compromise on a lot of things, especially since players’ safety is key towards the build-up to the Australian Open. 

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Angelique is currently ranked 25th in the world. She has not performed up to her capabilities in recent years. In the past couple of seasons, the three-time Grand Slam winner has not made it past the fourth-round in the majors. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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