Kerber keen to bounce back

Angelique Kerber is eager to bounce back from a disappointing three weeks on the WTA Tour.

The German has not fared well in her last two events on clay, getting bundled out in her first match in Madrid and then in Rome.

Nevertheless, Kerber is drawing the positives from her title in Stuttgart last month and is looking forward to the challenge at Roland Garros.

"It feels good to be back in Paris," the third seed told the official Roland Garros website. 

"I played good on green clay in Charleston and red in Stuttgart. I've had a few practice days and that gives me confidence. I used the days at home to have a lot of shoulder treatments. 

"Physically I'm feeling good again. I was scared to play matches before Paris. Now I can serve and there is no…not so many pains." 

Kerber defeated Serena Williams in the final of the Australian Open to notch up her first grand slam in January. 

While she can draw from that experience, Kerber added that every tournament starts with clean slate. 

"It feels great to be Australian Open champion, but here we all start from the first match," quipped the 28-year-old.

"I'm not thinking too much that I have won a Grand Slam, because every tournament starts from zero. I'm trying to give my best without pressure. I'm following the same rituals as if it's a normal tournament, as I learned in Australia, and not over-thinking it."

"All I care about here is playing good tennis, so I'm not looking at who I'm playing against. I'll just be focusing on my game."

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