Tennis: Kerber ready for more success after post-slam dip

Angelique Kerber plays a match against Timea Babos of Hungary during the Miami Open. Photo / Getty Images
Angelique Kerber plays a match against Timea Babos of Hungary during the Miami Open. Photo / Getty Images

Angelique Kerber is ready for more success at the tennis majors now that she has come to terms with all aspects of her Australian Open title in January.

The 28-year-old had a slight dip in form after famously beating world No.1 Serena Williams in Melbourne but is back on track now on the court and coping well with the growing obligations off it.

Kerber arrived on Monday from a successful Fed Cup relegation tie in Romania for the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart where she is the title holder and ready to kickstart her clay court season highlighted by the French Open next month.

"I am happy to be back on track. I am ready for the second one," she said.

"Since last year I know I can do well on clay. I hope for one of the best clay-court seasons."

Kerber's brief dip in form came right after Melbourne when she went out in her first matches in Doha and Indian Wells.

But she bounced back instantly with semi-final berths in Miami and Charleston, and her two Fed Cups wins add to her confidence.

"I had just two bad tournaments. It was a new situation for me and I had to settle into it," she said.

"There are more duties, its a different attention but I always dreamt of it. It is not getting on my nerves .... I am still the same."

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