Angelique Kerber has re-joined forces with the coach that took her to two Grand Slam titles and the No. 1 ranking, with the German again combining forces with Torben Beltz.

The 43-year-old guided the German No. 1 to Australian and US Open trophies in 2016; she also hit to top of the WTA rankings for the first time after her New York triumph.

Kerber spent three so-so years trying to duplicate her past success after parting with Beltz in 2017. She worked with Wim Fissette (2018), Rainer Schüttler and Dirk Dier (both 2019) before Dieter Kindlmann came on board only last December.

“Torben Beltz, with Angelique Kerber 2016, not least because of the two Grand Slam victories and the annual financial statements as No. 1 in the world rankings, the most successful so far Year of her career, ” Kerber’s management said in a release.

Beltz and Kerber have been acquaintances since junior days, with coaching stints between the pair spanning 2004-2013 and again from 2014-2017.

Beltz recently separated from Croatian Donna Vekic, after a two-and-a-half-year run due to differences over how to re-emerge following the COVID-19 tennis lockdown due to end next week.


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