Angie Kerber winning Grand Slam titles was no fluke. It was down to sheer determination and hard work that she won two Grand Slams (Australia and New York) in 2016 and was world number one. It was her sheer determination which once more got her back on track in 2018 following a tough season in 2017.
This year she has found her best tennis and no better place to put your name back on the map than at Wimbledon where she lost the final in 2016.
When Kerber is playing with confidence she is a different prospect. The German number one is tough to break down as it is but throw in confidence just takes her game to another level and what she can achieve from behind the baseline is second to none.
Serena did a great job throughout the match of putting Angie on the back foot which she did here but such is the determination of her she produced a running no look backhand sending Serena on the run and won the point.
Likewise a little later on in the set. Serena played a strong backhand and you can see where Kerber is on the court, she has no right to make this shot!
You can see from Serena’s body language that she expected the backhand to seal the point and when Kerber hit that forehand she had to try and adjust quickly.
This is probably one of the most impressive. Kerber’s serve is not the best on the tour but she can back it up well with her ability to stay in rallies.
This position on serve isn’t ideal but she got the ball back and won the point, what does hold her back is effectiveness of the serve.