Kerber takes nothing for granted after 2018 Wimbledon victory

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Published on June 30, 2019 - Duration: 00:43s

Kerber takes nothing for granted after 2018 Wimbledon victory

Last year's Wimbledon champion Kerber says it is special returning to Wimbledon as the title holder, but she is not taking anything for granted.

Kerber takes nothing for granted after 2018 Wimbledon victory


(SOUNDBITE) (English) WORLD NUMBER FIVE, ANGELIQUE KERBER, SAYING: "You know I think it's completely different here because you know you're coming back as a member the first time, so it's really special for me and a lot of emotions and a lot of memories from last year of course.

So yeah it's nice to being back on this special place here for me.

But I mean it's a completely new year.

Everything starts from zero and yeah it is great to be back but for me right now it's again to focussing on my first round on the tournament and of course trying to enjoying every moment on and off court.

But yeah the tournament starts tomorrow.

So this is the focus for me for the moment to focussing on the tournament again." STORY: Defending Wimbledon women's champion Angelique Kerber said on Sunday (June 30) it feels different returning as the title holder, with the emotions and memories of last year.

However she is taking nothing for granted as, "everything starts from zero", she added.

The fifth seed faces German compatriot Tatjana Maria in her first match of the competition which she does not expect to be easy, Kerber said..

Kerber, a three-time Grand Slam champion, lost the Eastbourne title to Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova 6-1 6-4 on Saturday (June 29).

Wimbledon round one begins on July 1.

(Production: Gerry Mey, George Sargent)

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