Angelique Kerber has resurfaced after last competing at Wimbledon, with the three-time Grand Slam winner confirming she is pregnant and will not play the US Open.
The 34-year-old German posted a picture on social media with the caption: “I really wanted to play the @usopen but eventually I decided that two against one just isn‘t a fair competition.”
Kerber said that her pregnancy will be a pause in her career and not a retirement.
“For the next months, I will take a break from travelling the globe as a tennis player but then again, I believe it’s for the best possible reason! I will miss all of you.”
“New York has often been a turning point in my career and it feels like this year will be no different in some way!”
Kerber won the New York title in 2016,
“Being a professional athlete means everything to me but I’m grateful for the new path I’m heading to,” she said. “To be honest, I’m nervous and excited at the same time.”
Main photo:- ANGELIQUE KERBER embraces Trainer Torben Beltz after winning US Open 2016