If anyone missed the weed, canceled by the pandemic, during 2020, that was the German Angelique kerber, who at 33 underlined the return to the turf tour as the elixir he needed to return to be among the four best in a Grand Slam tournament.
The 2018 Wimbledon champion will seek a third final (she lost 2016) this Thursday, against an Australian, the best in the derby among the No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and Ajla Tomljanovic. Kerber beat Paula Badosa’s executioner, the Czech, in quarters Karolina Muchova, by 6-2 and 6-3 in an hour and 15 minutes.
Kerber had already warned days ago by lifting the WTA trophy in Bad Homburg, in his country, he has ten consecutive matches won on grass.
She is a fireproof warrior. Champion of the Australian Open and the US Open in 2016, returning to German women’s tennis where the mythical had left it Steffi graf, left his Grand Slam crown count at three by beating Serena Williams at the All England Club in the 2018 final. He reached world number one in a ranking in which he now occupies 28th place.
He had her against the ropes, in the second round, the Castellón Sara sorribesBut Kerber is a wall of privileged legs and mind. The Spanish took it to the limit, accepted the challenge and took it the Teutona, who will defend the pride of the thirty-something. It did not reach the rooms of a ‘grande’ precisely since its success in the ‘Cathedral’. And he is already in ‘semis’ threatening, a tie in which he will debut in 2012.