Angelique Kerber: Tennis star, a force to reckon with

Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber is a well known professional tennis player from Germany. She made her professional debut in 2003, has won 3 grand slam tournaments since and has a career high ranking of the World’s No. 1 tennis player. To date, Kerber has won 13 career singles titles, across all surfaces, including multiple grand slam titles: the 2016 US Open, the 2016 Australian Open and the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. She has also won a silver medal for Germany at the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

Kerber started playing tennis from the age of 3, with her left hand. This was unusual as she was right handed in almost all of her daily activities. She likes to play on all surfaces but prefers grass courts. Her favorite tournament is the Indian wells and her favorite Grand Slam is the Australian Open. She is considered one of the most accomplished left-handed players of her time.

Bio table

Age 34
Height 1.73 meters
Nationality Germany
Coach Torben Beltz,Wim Fissette, Rainer Schüttler and Dieter Kindlmann
Prize money US $31,327,924
Highest ranking No. 1
Current ranking No. 18
Social media profile Instagram – @angie.kerber

Twitter – @AngeliqueKerber

Personal Information and Relationships

  • Kerber was born to Polish parents in Bremen on 18th January, 1988. 
  • Her mother’s name is Beata and her father’s name is Slawomir Kerber.
  • Her sister’s name is Jessica.
  • Kerber grew up in Kiel and is currently based in the Polish town of Puszczykowo, a suburb of Poznań, where her maternal grandfather owns an indoor tennis facility.
  • She speaks German, Polish and English and holds dual German-Polish citizenship.
  • Kerber is also a huge football fan and her favorite team is the FC Bayern Munich.
  • She is currently single and has not been dating anyone and also has never been married before. Her personal life has always been a question for her fans.

Career in review

  • 2003 – Kerber made her first appearance in Berlin, qualifying as WC and also played on the ITF circuit.
  • 2004 – She fell in WTA, qualifying once and won a singles title on the ITF circuit.
  • 2005 – Kerber fell in WTA, qualifying 5 times
  • 2006 – Won three singles on the ITF circuit.
  • 2007 – First top 100 season QF at s-Hertogenbosch and won 4 singles titles and 2 doubles titles on the ITF circuit, making her top 100 debut on May 14th (rose to no. 88).
  • 2008 – Kerber won 2 singles and 1 doubles title on ITF circuit
  • 2009 – She won 1 singles title on the IT circuit
  • 2010 – First Top 50 season, runner up at Bogota, SF at Luxembourg and QF twice including Australian Open and Wimbledon, making her TOP 50 debut on July 5th (rose to no. 47).
  • 2011 – Reached a career high ranking of World No. 32.
  • 2012 – She won her first two WTA titles at Paris and Copenhagen and was runner up twice at Eastbourne and Cincinnati and rose to rose No.5 – making her the fifth German woman ever in Top 5, after Graf, Kohde-Kilsch, Hanika and Huber.
  • 2013 – She won another WTA title at Linz and was runner up twice at Monterrey and Tokyo, finishing the season at No. 9
  • 2014 – Closed the season at No. 10, playing at Sydney, Doha, Eastbourne, Stanford and Tokyo (including Wimbledon, Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open).
  • 2015 – Kerber won 4 WTA titles at Charleston, Stuttgart, Birmingham and Stanford, thereby retaining her top 10 season for the fourth straight time.
  • 2016 – This year was her career best year with her winning three WTA titles. She defeated the world No. 1 champion, Serena Williams, claiming her first Grand Slam title and becoming the first German to do so since 1999. She has also won a silver medal for Germany at the 2016 Rio Olympics
  • 2017 – Finished the season at no. 21
  • 2018 – Won 2 WTA titles at Sydney and Wimbledon finishing the season at No. 2
  • 2019 – Kerber became one of the eight active players to achieve 100 Grand Slam Wins and passed the $28 million prize money mark.
  • 2020 – Made it to the season top 50 for the eleventh consecutive time.
  • 2021 – Won 1 WTA title at Bad Homburg retaining her top 50 season for the twelfth time.

Prize Money Earnings

Kerber has earned an enormous amount of  US$31,327,924 as prize money in her career, making her the 8th highest earning female tennis player in the world.

At the time of publishing, her net worth is estimated at $30 million.

Endorsements and Sponsored

Kerber’s endorsements include:

  • Generali
  • Ole Lynggaard
  • Coffee brand Lavazza
  • NetJets airlines, and
  • Rose

Angelique Kerber is also the global ambassador of Stuttgart car manufacturer Porsche. Her sports gear is sponsored by one of the leading sports brands, Adidas. She uses customized rackets by Yonex. Kerber is also an ambassador for UNICEF. 


  • Kerber is the 22nd and oldest player to achieve the world No. 1 ranking for the first time.
  • Has her own Tennis Academy (Angie Kerber Academy)
  • Kerber is an ambassador for children’s charity UNICEF
  • She has a penchant for design (fashion & jewelry) and photography
  • Kerber currently trains without a coach
  • She idolized former German tennis player Steffi Graf as her childhood idol, motivating her to pursue tennis.