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Angelique Kerber's Cincinnati Blog: Monday

Come to the Western & Southern Open with Angelique Kerber and her first WTA Player Blog!

Published August 13, 2012 12:00

CINCINNATI, OH, USA - It has been a dream last 12 months for Angelique Kerber, going from outside the Top 100 last summer to now firmly established in the Top 10. She has the most match wins on the WTA this season and now writes her very first WTA Player Blog from the Western & Southern Open.

Angelique Kerber

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hello everyone and welcome to my first WTA blog :)

Now that the US Open is coming, people have been asking me what the last year has been like for me. A year ago I was back home in Germany, training and preparing for Dallas. I wasn't here in Cincinnati. I wasn't in the Top 100.

A lot has changed since then. Now I'm a different player on the court - I focus on what I have to do and I always give my best. I always try to forget the point that just finished and only focus on the next one. My concentration is much better now and I have more confidence and self-belief on the court.

But, I'm still the same person - the same Angelique - as one year ago :)

I came here from Montréal, and it really rained a lot there - I don't know how many hours I spent in the players lounge each day! I flew here yesterday and got here about 4 or 5pm. It was a long trip because our flight from Chicago to Cincy was delayed. My bags didn't make the trip - they came around 1 or 2am.

Because it was raining so much in Montréal and because the forecast for Cincy said there was a zero chance of rain, I made a bet with my coach on the plane about the weather here - he said it wouldn't rain. And of course today, right when we came here, there was a rain delay - so I won the bet! So we're going to the restaurant of my choice for dinner and he's paying for it. I haven't decided yet...

I'm really looking forward to this tournament. It's only my second time here. I'm playing Timea Babos in my first match tomorrow, and we just played at the Olympics, in the first or second round. She's tough - we'll see how it goes.

I'm going to get my free dinner now so I'll talk to you all again tomorrow!

Lots of love,

Angie

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