Angelique Kerber's Cincinnati Blog: Wednesday
Published August 15, 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.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I didn't have a match today but I was still pretty busy - here's what I did...
I woke up at 7:30am, went early to the courts and ate breakfast there. Then I practiced at 9am for one and a half hours with my coach. Then I went back to the hotel and my sleep continued :) I trained again at 1pm with Sam (that being Sam Stosur!) We played some very good points. It was a very nice hit. Then some physio, treatment and everything, then lunch, and back to the hotel - it was my first time in a while getting back to the hotel so early... in Montréal last week it was usually much later because of all the rain delays!
I chilled at the hotel for a while reading a book, then later I went to the mall. And of course I bought nail polish - that's what I do every time I go shopping! I like every kind of nail polish. I have every color. Lately I've been buying neon, like pink and green, but I like all different colors. I like changing my nails a lot - you can see in the picture above what I had at the Olympics :) My sister has a cosmetics studio and when I'm at home she does my nails. I really enjoy it.
It's always fun to go shopping, or anything to take my mind off of tennis. If I think about tennis all day, I'm done after two or three days - I'm just dead.
Anyway, later we went to dinner at the Thai restaurant, then I came back to the hotel again, and here I am now :) I'm going to bed soon because I'm playing first tomorrow at 11am. It will be a tough match so I have to be ready.
Now I'll answer some of your questions!
Take care and I'll talk to you again tomorrow,
How was the experience of playing for Germany at the Olympics? Mark
Amazing. It was always a dream for me to play the Olympics. One year ago there was no chance I'd play them; now I did, and it was unbelievable. It wasn't the same as other tournaments - there we were all together, and I went to the opening ceremony, which was one of the best feelings I've ever had in my life.
Have you ever lost a bet to your coach? Kevin, Germany
I lose sometimes, but when I do I never talk about it! But really, when I do, I buy the dinner, or sometimes ice cream... but I have to say, any of the bets that have to do with physical things like jumping or something, I usually win.
Which players on the tour are good friends of yours? Hannah, Germany
I am very friendly with the Polish players, also Caroline, but I'm close with the German players too, like Andrea - I practice a lot with her. Anna-Lena, Julia and Mona are good friends. I can't pick just one best friend though!
What are the best and worst aspects about life on tour? Jeffrey, France
Well I really enjoy travelling to different countries, seeing different traditions and cultures, and meeting people from all over the world. And I also love playing tennis - I love my job. That's a very good thing! The worst thing is I don't see my friends and family back home too much. And of course all of the flying and waiting around at airports isn't really that much fun!