Kerber regained No.1 spot but hasn’t been convincing this year

With Serena Williams withdrawal from Indian Wells before the tournament began it meant that only a couple of wins were needed for Angelique Kerber to regain spot as world number one which she has done but has exited Indian Wells early and big question marks hang over her form this year.

I watched Angie play against Pauline Parmentier this week and I tweeted this…

With Serena Williams withdrawal from Indian Wells before the tournament began it meant that only a couple of wins were needed for Angelique Kerber to regain spot as world number one which she has done but has exited Indian Wells early and big question marks hang over her form this year.

I watched Angie play against Pauline Parmentier this week and I tweeted this…

Honestly I had never set of tennis like that from the two time Grand Slam champion, she just didn’t look interested at all!

Sometimes you do have a bad day at the office but in reality it’s been a bad season for her so far with her win/loss ratio for the year at 9-6 which is not the form of a player ranked at world number one but somehow she is!

I couldn’t believe what I was watching against Parmentier who to her credit played a very good match and was surprisingly allowed to play her game and that was what was surprising. In these slow conditions you’d expect to see Kerber on the front food but she camped too far behind the baseline the seemed to struggle in rallies not for the first time this year.

It is interesting to see what happens from here on in. Baseline players have been getting the better of her a bit too much recently and her usual defensive skills haven’t been able to keep in her rallies and it breaks down a little too quick.

Next up for the German is Miami and then she will travel to Stuttgart a couple of weeks later and I think she should take this break to re-visit her game as in Stuttgart, Rome and Madrid it will be an intense few weeks on the clay.

Honestly I had never set of tennis like that from the two time Grand Slam champion, she just didn’t look interested at all!

Sometimes you do have a bad day at the office but in reality it’s been a bad season for her so far with her win/loss ratio for the year at 9-6 which is not the form of a player ranked at world number one but somehow she is!

I couldn’t believe what I was watching against Parmentier who to her credit played a very good match and was surprisingly allowed to play her game and that was what was surprising. In these slow conditions you’d expect to see Kerber on the front food but she camped too far behind the baseline the seemed to struggle in rallies not for the first time this year.

It is interesting to see what happens from here on in. Baseline players have been getting the better of her a bit too much recently and her usual defensive skills haven’t been able to keep in her rallies and it breaks down a little too quick.

Next up for the German is Miami and then she will travel to Stuttgart a couple of weeks later and I think she should take this break to re-visit her game as in Stuttgart, Rome and Madrid it will be an intense few weeks on the clay.

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