On Saturday, July 14, SAP brand ambassador Angelique Kerber overcame Serena Williams in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) to take her first Wimbledon Women’s Singles Title.
“Today is the most beautiful day of my tennis career,” Kerber told reporters from German Television after the match. “A childhood dream has come true for me.”
Kerber and her coach Wim Fissette are avid users of SAP Tennis Analytics for Coaches, a solution that helps them analyze her performance leading into and during WTA matches. SAP works with the WTA on a global scale to collaborate on innovative technology and analytics solutions to enhance the sport of tennis for players, coaches, media and fans.
“SAP Tennis Analytics is not only changing my game but the whole women’s tennis game… it’s a big deal for all of us,” said Kerber.
Kerber has now won 12 singles titles across all surfaces on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour, including two major titles at the 2016 Australian Open and the 2016 US Open. She also won an Olympic silver medal while representing Germany in the 2016 Summer Olympics. With her triumph in Wimbledon, the German tennis star jumped from 11th to 4th in the WTA world ranking of female tennis players.
To find out more about how SAP Tennis Analytics for Coaches can help you score your next ace, read WTA and SAP Team Up to Give Tennis an Analytical Edge With Real-Time Performance Data.
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