Kerber is back in the game for the Union Cup.
Angelique Kerber’s eagerly anticipated return to the tennis tour following her maternity leave is gaining momentum. The 35-year-old, who welcomed her first child in February, has been named on the entry list for the United Cup (December 29 to January 7), which will be held in Perth and Sydney. Alongside Kerber, other notable players such as Alexander Zverev and Tatjana Maria have also expressed their intent to compete in the mixed-team event in the lead-up to the Australian Open.
In the summer, Kerber had already declared the start of the tennis season in Australia as a “clear goal” for her comeback.
The former world number one has been training for this in Puszczykowo, Poland, for several weeks now, and her former successful coach Torben Beltz is also part of the team again. Kerber played her last match on the tour so far in Wimbledon in July 2022.
Superstar Rafael Nadal, who was part of the Spanish team at last year’s premiere, has not entered the United Cup.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion has not played since the Australian Open in January due to an ongoing hip injury. The 37-year-old plans to return next season and will likely end his career next year.