Angelique Kerber, pregnant, withdraws from the US Open
Angelique Kerber that Flushing Meadow has fond memories for her.©AFP
Former women’s world number one Angelique Kerber announced on Wednesday that she is pregnant and has withdrawn from next week’s US Open, joking “two against one just isn’t fair competition.” . The 34-year-old German added that Flushing Meadow has fond memories for her. She won the title there in 2016 and thus became world number one. “I really wanted to play @usopen but in the end I decided two on one just isn’t fair competition,” tweeted Kerber, who is ranked 52.
“Over the next few months I will be taking a break from my travels around the world as a tennis player, but again I think it’s for the best possible reason!
“New York has often been a turning point in my career and I feel like this year will be no different in some way!
“From restarting my career in 2011 (ranked 92, made it to the semis) to winning the title in 2016 and becoming world No. 1.”
Kerber – who won the 2016 Australian Open and 2018 Wimbledon – said she was excited about her new chapter.
“Being a professional athlete means everything to me, but I’m grateful for the new path I’m heading down,” she said.
“To be honest, I’m nervous and excited at the same time.”
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