Angelique Kerber's Cincinnati Blog: Tuesday
Published August 14, 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.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Hello again everybody :)
I'll start from the beginning today... First I obviously woke up, then I went to breakfast with my coach, had a 30 minute warm-up and went to the physio - I go to the physio before every match and tape both ankles. Then my pre-match warm-up. I was second on, and the first match on my court was very hard. I was watching it on live scores - usually when there's one set left I go to warm up...
I played Timea Babos today and she played very well in the first set. I didn't feel like I was playing my best in the beginning, but I just tried to be focused and wait for my chances, and then I won the second and third sets. It has been tough to transition from grass to hardcourts, but I'm improving. We were on grass for so long, and I still need to feel the hardcourts again. But it's great I'm getting so many matches right now before going to New York.
One exciting thing was today was my 50th win of the year - it's unbelievable. Last year at this time I don't know how many matches I won, 10 maybe, so this is just amazing. If somebody told me some months ago I would have this many, I don't know what I would say. It's just a great feeling. And I was just told I'm the first player this year to get to 50 too... I didn't even realize that!
But this isn't the last tournament of the year... we'll see how many I can get!
I really want to thank everyone for their support - everyone who has helped me and of course all of you, the fans - you have all been so great :)
After the match I had some press of course, then treatment and a massage. Then I came back to the hotel. I played some cards with my coach and we went to dinner too, and since then I've just been chilling in my room. Right now I'm just watching some German soaps and I'm pretty much ready to go to bed!
Oh and last night I got my free dinner, but in the end it wasn't so expensive for my coach - it was just a salad (a great salad!) and a drink.
Tomorrow I have a day off from matches so I'm going to practice twice, get some treatment, then... I don't know. We'll see what's going on tomorrow.
And I look forward to answering some of your questions tomorrow!
Have a good night,