Sunday, September 11, 2011
The rebirth of German womens tennis!
Its been a generally quiet last decade for our friends accross the North Sea when it comes to tennis since the retirement of legend Steffi Graf, and the premature disaparence of former World No.4 beauty Anke Huber! Its been a tough act to follow in the footsteps of the previous generation in the noughties! But in the last 2 or 3 years has emerged a new generation of attractive stunning German tennis stars 3 have reached the top 20 the last year, and 1 has cracked the top 10 Andrea Petkovic! The grand slams have seen two women reach semi finals unseeded with the lovely Sabine Lisicki reaching the semi finals at Wimbledon and winning the hearts of Englishmen during her wonderful run that saw her start to demonstrate the talent and promise after a long injury lay off in a few months rising from outside the top 200 to enter the top 20!
Below left Sabine Lisicki right Angelique Kerber
In the last week at the US Open there has been another surprise run at a grand slam by a unseeded German woman of Polish descent her name is Angelique Kerber, 23 a lovely left hander who reached the semi finals only to be undone by Australian Sam Stosur! Oh to be in the shoes of German Fed Cup captain Barbara Rittner former WTA pro, and have the choice of playing Petkovic, Lisicki, Goerges, and Kerber in the national team that looks set to rule the world on and off the court!