German professional tennis player Angelique Kerber has performed a wild reminder this season that she feels hard to stay at the top after becoming World No.1. On Tuesday, she was knocked out in the first round at Flushing Meadows.
On the Arthur Ashe Stadium, she picks up the trophy where she was steamrollered by Japan’s Naomi Osaka at 6-3, 6-1. Former World No.1Kerber loss the title and drop out of the World’s top 10.
Kerber said in a news conference that “It’s a new situation. Of course, you have always the goal for years to go there and to reach the top, but then if you are there, you actually don’t know what to expect.”
Kerber added, “You have to get used to everything. You have to schedule your day, plan completely different and it’s for sure tougher to stay on top.”
The German tennis player reached the final at WTA finals and loses against Dominika Cibulkova, but gives up the top ranking after being smashed in the Australian Open fourth round.
She has broken it and lost it many times but there were grave concerns over her form going into the US Open and Osaka was harsh in revealing to her weakness.
She said “After Wimbledon, I was actually confident because I was practising good. I knew that everything was going the right was, but I was a little bit injured and it’s still not 100 percent with my elbow.”
The sixth seed added, “I’m always trying my best and also my team is trying the best, and I think this was also during the whole year I always had some small things that (prevented me from) playing my best. I will try to forget the match as soon as possible and look forward again.”