Oh, Angie! She is the first German woman to win the Australian title since Graf in 1994, and is projected to rise to no. 2 in the rankings next week. At the Australian Open's final Kerber pulled off an incredible 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over the world No 1, Serena Williams, to secure her first grand slam title.
Rock and ROLL!
Eurosport asked Kerber: what does a professional tennis player carry in her bag? Of course, her rackets, phone with motivational music, earplugs, a jump rope, and: VERY important: the BLACKROLL Ball! Light and mean ;-) perfect to quickly search and destroy tensions in the body and optimise mobility. Kerber often uses it on her back and upper legs.
"What Angelique Kerber carries in her sports bag": Link to Eurosport (German spoken)
1st Grand Slam
"My whole life I was working really hard and now I'm here and I can say I'm a Grand Slam champion - unbelievable!, " said Kerber, who had only reached the semifinals twice at the majors and hadn't been beyond the quarterfinals since Wimbledon in 2012.