Angelique Kerber Won the US Open Women’s Competition

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On Sept. 10, 2016, Angelique Kerber won the women’s singles competition at the 2016 U.S. Open. In the final, the German tennis player defeated Karolina Pliskova, in three sets. The scores were 3-6, 6-4, and 4-6. According to Tennis, Kerber took her revenge to Pliskova, after the Czech beat her in the Cincinnati Masters final, in August 2016.

The U.S. Open award is the second Grand Slam trophy of the year won by Kerber, who also obtained the trophy at the Australian Open. As a result of this victory, the 28-year-old athlete became the ranking leader of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

Serena Williams Got Dethroned

Serena Williams lost the leader’s place after Pliskova removed her from the American competition in the semifinals. Therefore, the 24-year-old Czech obtained a place in the first Grand Slam final of her career.

The U.S. Open trophy is the second Grand Slam award obtained by Kerber this year. She also won the Australian Open, which is the first significant competition of the tennis season. Moreover, the German secured the first place in the WTA ranking by winning the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Written by Bianca-Ramona Dumitru
Edited by Jeanette Smith

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Tennis: SERENA WILLIAMS STUNNED BY KAROLINA PLISKOVA IN U.S. OPEN SEMIS, LOSES NO. 1 RANKING IN PROCESS

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