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Dawn of the Kerber era

Dawn of the Kerber era
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For me everything started here in 2011,” she added, referring to when she made the semifinals ranked No.92.  “And now here, five years later I\'m standing here with the trophy. All the dreams came true this year.”It was a well-played match all the way through, with both players displaying power and coordination, but Kerber made no serious mistakes and won more second-serve points than the No 10 see

New York: Germany's Angelique Kerber won the US Open women's singles tennis final beating the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in a hard-fought and exciting match here.The 28-year-old won in New York on Saturday evening to claim her second Grand Slam title win after her triumph at the Australian Open in January. She had also finished second to Serena Williams at Wimbledon.It's just amazing. I won my second Grand Slam of the year and it's the best year of my career,” Kerber said after the match.

For me everything started here in 2011,” she added, referring to when she made the semifinals ranked No.92. “And now here, five years later I'm standing here with the trophy. All the dreams came true this year.”It was a well-played match all the way through, with both players displaying power and coordination, but Kerber made no serious mistakes and won more second-serve points than the No 10 seeded Czech, who is deemed one of the tennis world's best servers.

Although Pliskova crushed Kerber 6-3, 6-1 three weeks ago at their contest in Cincinnati and had knocked out the top-seeded Serena in the semifinals, along with her sister Venus in the fourth round, Kerber came back with a vengeance on Saturday, moving her off her game in the first set.

Kerber had some early trouble getting her serves to hit properly, and she managed to avoid having her serve broken three times, committing just three unforced errors and taking the set 6-3.In the second set, Pliskova steadily fought back, winning 13 out of 14 points at the net, and almost 90 percent of points on her first serve to win the set and kick the US Open women's final into a tie-breaker for the first time in 16 years.

The 24-year-old Czech broke Kerber's service early in the third set, but the German managed to return the favour, breaking Pliskova to tie it up at 3-3 and then push on through for the win down the stretch.

New York: Germany's Angelique Kerber won the US Open women's singles tennis final beating the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in a hard-fought and exciting match here.The 28-year-old won in New York on Saturday evening to claim her second Grand Slam title win after her triumph at the Australian Open in January. She had also finished second to Serena Williams at Wimbledon.It's just amazing. I won my second Grand Slam of the year and it's the best year of my career,” Kerber said after the match.

For me everything started here in 2011,” she added, referring to when she made the semifinals ranked No.92. “And now here, five years later I'm standing here with the trophy. All the dreams came true this year.”It was a well-played match all the way through, with both players displaying power and coordination, but Kerber made no serious mistakes and won more second-serve points than the No 10 seeded Czech, who is deemed one of the tennis world's best servers.

Although Pliskova crushed Kerber 6-3, 6-1 three weeks ago at their contest in Cincinnati and had knocked out the top-seeded Serena in the semifinals, along with her sister Venus in the fourth round, Kerber came back with a vengeance on Saturday, moving her off her game in the first set. Kerber had some early trouble getting her serves to hit properly, and she managed to avoid having her serve broken three times, committing just three unforced errors and taking the set 6-3.

In the second set, Pliskova steadily fought back, winning 13 out of 14 points at the net, and almost 90 percent of points on her first serve to win the set and kick the US Open women's final into a tie-breaker for the first time in 16 years.

The 24-year-old Czech broke Kerber's service early in the third set, but the German managed to return the favour, breaking Pliskova to tie it up at 3-3 and then push on through for the win down the stretch.

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