“You’ve Always Inspired Me”: Ana Ivanovic’s Special Message for Angelique Kerber Ahead of Wimbledon 2021 Quarterfinals

Published 07/06/2021, 10:02 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 5, 2021 Germany’s Angelique Kerber celebrates winning the first set of her fourth round match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS/Paul Childs


Although she’s the #25 seed in The Wimbledon Championships this year, Angelique Kerber has made quite a mark on the tournament. Later today, the German will compete in the quarterfinals against #19 seed Karolina Muchova.

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Ahead of her match, former tennis star Ana Ivanovic sent Kerber her best wishes for today. In addition, she also gave a few words of gratitude to the former Wimbledon champion.

Ana Ivanovic posts a heartfelt story wishing Kerber ahead of the quarterfinals

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Kerber takes on Muchova today for a place in the semifinals. Although the German exited in the first round of the Australian Open and French Open earlier this year, her comeback in this Grand Slam is looking strong.

During her initial years on the WTA tour, one of her major adversaries came in the form of Ana Ivanovic. The former Serbian tennis star faced off against Kerber in various tournaments, which forged their friendship. Ahead of Kerber‘s quarterfinal, the former World No. 1 put out a story to wish the German ahead of her showdown with Muchova.

In the story, Ivanovic wrote“Cheering for you today, my friend. You’ve always inspired me to push harder and reach higher. You got this!”

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Can Angelique Kerber continue her run at Wimbledon?

Kerber’s quarterfinal match against Muchova will take place on Court 1 today. Despite back-to-back first round exits in the previous two Grand Slams, the German looks more improved at The Wimbledon Championships.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Germany’s Angelique Kerber in action during her third round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Paul Childs

In four matches so far, Kerber won two of them in straight sets including an impressive one over $20 seed Coco Gauff. However, Muchova has three straight-set wins in the tournament, which includes one over #16 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

The winner of this quarterfinal could potentially meet top seed Ashleigh Barty in the semifinals on July 8. Can the German get a major win over Muchova and punch her ticket to the final four? Only time will tell.

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