Angelique Kerber took advantage of an early arrival in Hong Kong to embark on a spiritual journey at one of the region's most iconic landmarks.
WTA Staff

HONG KONG, SAR - No player is ever happy to leave a tournament early, and Angelique Kerber - who was dumped from the China Open by Elina Svitolina - is no exception.

"It's always tough to lose matches; it's not so easy a few hours after," Kerber reflected after her third-round loss. "I think I have the experience for losing matches. I know why it happened, so I will take this to the next tournament to know what can I improve and also mentally know how it feels to be top seeded in everything."

For the World No.1, the early trip to Hong Kong has given her a bit more time in her packed schedule to recharge her batteries and take a trip to one of the region's most iconic landmarks.

On Saturday, Kerber and her team traveled to the top of Lantau Peak to see Tian Tan Buddha (known as the "Big Buddha" to tourists) and pay a visit to the Po Lin Monastery.

While it remains to be seen whether or not Kerber's spiritual journey will pay off at the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open, it certainly made for some great photos, which the German shared on her social media profiles.