The new WTA leader gave her first press statement, shortly after qualifying in the US Open finals.
On Friday morning, Angelique Kerber defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-3, in a relatively straightforward encounter.
At the Flushing Meadows final the german athlete will play against Karolina Pliskova, who eliminated Serena Williams with the final score of 6-2, 7-6 (5).
‘I tried not to over-think at this in the last few weeks, although now I achieved this performance. This is really special for me because I dreamed of becoming No1.’, stated the German.
Karoline highlighted the fact she wishes to have a rematch with Karolina Pliskova, after the defeat from Cincinnati, when she missed the chance of becoming WTA No.1, shortly after she lost the Olympic Final from Rio.
‘It’s simply unbelievable, it’s the greatest day. Becoming world’s No.1 sounds amazing. I tried not to think of the match between Serena and Pliskova. I tried to concentrate on my own stuff’, added the player.
According to UBITennis, the match from Saturday represents Kerber’s seventh final this year. Speaking of her amazing performances, the athlete said her mental development was the factor that enhanced her game. Her dedication and self-control were obvious during her match against Wozniacki where she remained composed despite the No.1 position hanging in the balance.
The German tennis player became the official 22nd player in history who occupies the No.1 position on the WTA tour. The only German female tennis player before Kerber who achieved this incredible performance was Steffi Graf in 1997.