A three-time Grand Slam winner, Angelique Kerber is one of the top women’s players in the world in an era so dominated by the Williams sisters. With a major win at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open so far, it is worth checking out which racquet Angelique Kerber uses and how it helps her playing style.
Having begun her career in 2007, Kerber took 13 Grand Slam appearances to move beyond the second round. It came at the 2010 Australian Open where she lost a tough three-setter against Svetlana Kuznetsova. A few more of those early defeats followed before her breakout performance at the 2011 US Open.
The unseeded Kerber, who hadn’t won a single WTA competition before that – having reached just one final at the Copa Colsanitas on clay the previous year – stormed into the semifinal at Flushing Meadows to announce herself to the world. She defeated Agnieszka Radwanska and Flavia Pennetta on her way before losing to the ninth seeded and eventual winner Samantha Stosur in the semifinal.
A quarterfinal at the French Open followed next year – it is her best performance at Roland-Garros to date – before she made the semifinal at Wimbledon too in 2012. By then she had won two WTA titles too, at the Suez Open and the Danish Open.
A string of below-par performances at Grand Slams over the next three years saw her quarterfinal appearance at the 2014 Wimbledon being her top showing but then out of nowhere, in 2016, she went on to win the Australian Open.
Seeded seventh this time, she shocked Serena Williams in the final before topping it with a US Open triumph later that year. By this time she had risen to second in the world and that US Open title gave her the top spot too.
Kerber’s best performance came at the 2018 Wimbledon where she defeated Williams for the second time in a Grand Slam – this time in straight sets – to make it her third Grand Slam title win.
Unlike Serena (her racquet here) and Madison Keys (her racquet here), the left-handed Kerber is more defensive player from the baseline and while forehand is a strength, it’s not the most powerful in the women’s game. What helps Kerber a lot is her returns of serve, to go with her patience in setting up points thanks to her great footwork and speed and agility.
So, Which is Angelique Kerber’s Racquet?
Angelique Kerber endorses Yonex VCORE SV100 but the racquet she uses during matches is the Yonex VCORE 100S. Her racquet string is Yonex Poly Tour Fire with the mains of Babolat VS Touch natural gut.
Get the technical specifications of the Yonex VCORE 100S below.
- Head Size: 100 sq.in/645.16 sq.cm
- Length: 27 in./68.6 cm
- Weight: Strung: 11.3 oz (320.35 gm), Unstrung: 10.6 oz (300.5 gm)
- Tension: 45-60 Pounds
- Balance: 5 Pts Head Light
- Beam Width: 22/24/24mm
- Composition: Graphite/X-Fullerene
- Flex: 67
- Grips Type: Yonex Super Cushion Grip
- Power Level: Low-Medium
- String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
- Swing Speed: Moderate-Fast
- Swing Weight: 305
Watch the below video reviewing the Yonex VCORE 100S Racquet:
The Yonex VCORE 100S Racquet can obviously be bought online at various tennis equipment stores but if you are looking to get the best deal, you can first check on Amazon. Also if you are looking to buy this or other tennis racquets in the USA, here’s our comprehensive guide on the same.