US Open—New York, New York

No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber one her first-ever US Open title on Saturday in three sets over Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in Flushing Meadows. In a match that took two hours and seven minutes to complete, Kerber struck 21 winners to 17 unforced errors, and more importantly broke the serve of her powerful opponent on four occasions. Winning the Australian Open to begin the year and reaching the finals of Wimbledon in a losing effort to Serena Williams, Kerber has proven without a shadow of a doubt to be the No. 1 player in 2016. The German will officially be the top ranked player in the world on Monday.

Pliskova, who enjoyed a tremendous tournament, defeated Serena and Venus Williams along the way to her finals showing. The Czech player will move up to No. 6 in the world when the latest rankings are released.


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