Tennis Pro Angelique Kerber: I Never Had a Backup Plan

How the German player achieved the Women’s Tennis Association World No. 1 ranking.

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In an ongoing partnership with Rolex, ELLE.com explores the journeys of exceptional women, including tennis pro Angelique Kerber. The German player was ranked World No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association at age 28 — a dream she pursued relentlessly without a backup plan.

The climb to number one, as many athletes know, takes everything within you — and then more, and then even more. There’s no room for an escape hatch when it comes to extreme commitment, the kind of passion and dedication that German tennis champion Angelique Kerber — one of the sport’s top-ranked players — has shown on and off the court. In an ongoing partnership with Rolex, we explore Kerber’s journey along with those of other exceptional women.

In this exclusive video, the tennis world’s number one player looks back on her climb to the top.

Stylist Isabel Dupré Makeup Maxine Leonard Hair Terry Saxon Manicurist Sandra Kern

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