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Angelique Kerber swings to U.S. Open victory

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>> Angelique Kerber proving why she's the world's new number one in women's tennis. Kerber capturing the Women's US Open title in New York Saturday, she's had quite the year. Besides her US Open victory, she took the top prize at the Australian Open, won silver at the Olympic games in Rio, and was a finalist at Wimbledon.
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Kerber has won 26 of her past 29 matchups. This win in the New York finals against Karolina Pliskova wasn't easy. Kerber worn the first set but dropped the second set and had to rally back from being down 3-1 in the third set in order to clinch the victory.
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Kerber officially takes over from Serena Williams as the world's top ranked female player on Monday. Serena held that ranking for an astonishing 186 weeks in a row. Novak Jokavich defends the men's title Sunday.