Last Updated on November 5, 2021
“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t. In this time, when I once came to rest, I also thought about it,” said the three-time Grand Slam winner in an interview with the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”
“When the time comes, I will feel it. When my heart says it’s time to go now, I will stop. At the moment, I’m trying to push this thought away for now. But it is the case that I have already dealt with the issue,” the 32-year-old added.
“The tennis season never really started for me”
The past year, she said, went completely different than everyone expected.
“The tennis season never really started for me. In between, there was an incredibly long break, and then the tournaments could only be played in a ‘bubble’. It is difficult for me to draw a balance. But at least I learned a lot during this crazy time,” said Kerber.
The most difficult thing for her, she said, was that all spontaneity was lost in one fell swoop.
“From one moment to the next not being able to go somewhere, to make a date or just go out. Even if we know why we’re doing it, it’s a considerable change,” Kerber admitted.
But there have also been positive aspects, she said: “I’ve never been at home for so long at a stretch, so I’ve had a lot of time that I otherwise often miss. But I’m also happy that the start of the season in Australia is approaching.”