Angelique Kerber: 'I have nothing to lose against Maria Sharapova'

Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates beating Britain's Heather Watson during their women's singles second round match on day four of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 26, 2014
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Angelique Kerber believes that she has "nothing to lose" in her upcoming fourth-round encounter with Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon.

Angelique Kerber has claimed that she has "nothing to lose" in her fourth-round clash with Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon.

The German ninth seed made it through to the second week on Saturday with a 3-6 6-3 6-2 triumph over 2013 semi-finalist Kirsten Flipkens.

"I'm in the second week right now, so it's good," Kerber told the tournament's official website. "I'm still trying to improve my tennis and trying to play like, you know, better from the first point.

"I think it will be a nice match. You know, I have nothing to lose, I think. I will go out there, try to enjoy the match, and try to focus just on myself."

Sharapova progressed through to round four on Saturday thanks to a 6-3 6-0 drubbing of Alison Riske.

 Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball during her Ladies' Singles second round match against Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 2
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