Experience is world No. 3 Kerber's key to success

Clad in black with her hair pulled back in a ponytail and fingernails painted bright red, Angelique Kerber was a picture of poise at the Porsche Centre Singapore yesterday. The runner-up at the 2016 WTA Finals Singapore is an ambassador for the Germa
Clad in black with her hair pulled back in a ponytail and fingernails painted bright red, Angelique Kerber was a picture of poise at the Porsche Centre Singapore yesterday. The runner-up at the 2016 WTA Finals Singapore is an ambassador for the German automobile manufacturer.ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN

Of this year's top eight women's singles players, Angelique Kerber is the oldest, has the most Grand Slam titles across different surfaces, and has played more singles matches in her career than the other seven. And she will need all her experience at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global that starts on Sunday.

The 30-year-old, who has qualified for the season-ender for the fifth time, told The Straits Times yesterday: "A lot of young girls are coming now but, when you've already played the final and the (different) situations while they're just starting to have these moments... I think the experience is a big advantage to have at the end.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2018, with the headline 'Experience is world No. 3 Kerber's key to success'. Print Edition | Subscribe