Kerber plans to stay No.1 for as long as possible

Angelique Kerber has revealed that her aim for the upcoming season is to stay at the summit of the world rankings for as long as possible. 

Kerber dethroned Serena Williams as the world number one after triumphing at this year’s US Open. In addition to that, she also won the Australian Open, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and a silver medal at the Olympics. 

Having clinched her first two grand slam titles this year, the German is aiming to add to her tally in 2017. 

“This is a completely different situation for me being ranked No.1,” she said. “The goals for me will be to be in the No.1 spot for as long as I can and do well in the Grand Slams.”

The 28-year-old added that she is also getting accustomed to the fact that everyone knows who she is as prior to becoming world number one, she was not as popular or well known. 

“More people recognise me now and it’s a completely different world from playing well and being a top-10 player,” she said. “It’s hard to get used to. Especially after Australia, it took me a while to work out how everything changed.”

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