Australian Open: I gave my everything, Angelique Kerber

Updated: 26 January, 2018 09:49 IST | AFP | Melbourne

Angelique Kerber says she gave everything in her rollercoaster Australian Open semi-final loss to Simona Halep, and is happy to be back near her best after a lean spell

Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber says she gave everything in her rollercoaster Australian Open semi-final loss to Simona Halep, and is happy to be back near her best after a lean spell. The German, who won the tournament in 2016, had a form slump last year that saw her plunge down the rankings from being World No. 1 at the start of 2017. But a run to the last four at the Australian Open convince her that she is again a force to be reckoned with.

"I know that I'm back," she said. "I know that I can play again good tennis in front of amazing crowds and play tough matches, winning also matches where I'm down and fighting until the last point. For me, the most important thing is that I'm again on court, and I'm fighting. "I gave my heart there. I really enjoyed every single moment. You have to play your best every single day. I think that's what I did it every single day here when I was here in Australia."

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First Published: 26 January, 2018 08:45 IST

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