German tennis player Angelique Kerber shared her thoughts on her Facebook page during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Only a few weeks ago, I still had the illusion of control over my schedule. Since then, a lot has changed.
Going into the new season, I was looking forward to many highlights. The Olympic, for example, mean the world to me… and the thought of playing Wimbledon has always been the biggest source of my motivation!
It goes without saying that I’m heavy hearted that the cancellation of the grass court season also means that I won’t be able to play in front of my home crowd in Bad Homburg Open and Berlin…
It’s disappointing for me but also for those who put their heart and soul into these events and for the fans who love our sport and support us players all year round.
But I also know very well that there are more important things that we have to focus on right now and that professional sports have to take a step back for a while. I am sure that this phase has the potential to strengthen our community, because sport unites – in good and in bad times. And once this has passed, it may even help us appreciate our everyday routines and the beauty of our sport even more than before.
Thanks to everyone who is working 24/7 to get us through this uncertain time”. – said Angelique.
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