May 19, 2021
WTA

Angelique Kerber: I knew how to play against Bencic

German tennis player Angelique Kerber commented on reaching the final of the Indian Wells tournament.

“She started the match very well. In the first games, I tried to find my rhythm, my tennis, and then began to play more aggressively. It helped me to take the initiative. I tried to concentrate on my game, not my opponent. I knew that Belinda would fight to the last, so I tried to act the same.

I tried to stick to my game plan because I knew how she played, and she knew my tennis. Previous matches also helped me understand exactly how to play against Belinda.

After tournaments in Australia, I began to realize that I was on the right track. I try to improve my tennis, I work hard in training. But when you go to court, everything becomes a little different, because nerves, pressure appear, each time you have a new rival with your style of play.

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