Angelique Kerber's Cincinnati Blog: Saturday

It was a long wait for Angelique Kerber but it was worth it - she's now in the Western & Southern Open final.

Published August 18, 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

Saturday, August 19, 2012

Hello again everyone, it was quite a long day today and it's quite late right now, 1:30am! But there's no way I would go to bed without doing the blog :)

How to start...

Well I slept until about 9:30 in the morning, then we went out for breakfast. Then I went to the site and played from 12 to about 1, then went back to the hotel. I ate something, watched a movie, read my book, listened to music, and of course I watched a bit of the men's semifinals, but just on the TV - that's it!

The men are playing so great all the time. I don't know what to say. And I'm a fan of Roger - I think his personality is unbelievable :)

Anyway, after that I went back to the site again and waited for my match.

There was a lot of waiting today but it was a very happy ending! I won a tough match against Petra. In the second set I had no chance because she was just making so many winners. But in the third I just tried to keep fighting and play until the last point, no matter what was happening, and I'm so happy to have won the match. It's actually unbelievable to be in the finals here in Cincinnati!

After my match I did some stretching with my coach, then about 20 to 25 minutes of press, then a quick massage and some treatment, then I had to eat something fast - but it was so late and everything was closed! So I just ate a sandwich. Then it was back to the hotel and now I'm here writing to all of you!!

I have a few things I want to say before I go to bed though. I have to say, the crowd is just unbelievable here in Cincinnati. They have been staying until the last match (and tonight that was ours!) and it's just an amazing atmosphere out there. I want to say thanks to all of the great fans for staying up.

Also, you may have read that my close friend Andrea Petkovic is back and playing in New Haven this week. I'm very, very happy she's back. I've missed her a lot - the last few months have been the worst months of her career, and life maybe, and I am really looking forward to seeing her again in New York. And I'm sure it won't be long before she's playing very well again.

Welcome back, Andrea :)

And goodnight to all of you - I will talk to you again tomorrow night!



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