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Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber 2016 Australian Open

Born

January 18, 1988

Known for

2016 Australian Open singles champion

Angelique Kerber (born January 18, 1988) is a German tennis player.

She won her first Grand Slam at the 2016 Australian Open, by defeating Serena Williams in three sets in the final. With the win, Kerber denied the chance of Serena equalling Steffi Graf's record. Kerber's win made her the second-consecutive first time Grand Slam champion. Kerber would eventually reach her second Grand Slam final at Wimbledon, facing the same opponent again from the Australian Open but Kerber lost the match in two sets. In the same year, she made the Olympic gold medal final, but her chance of gold was denied when she was upset by Mónica Puig.

She will be no.1 on 12 September 2016, following the exit of Serena Williams in the semifinals to Karolína Plíšková and her semifinals win over Caroline Wozniacki.

Career

Angelique Kerber started playing tennis at a young age. Kerber started being famous in the tennis world after her run to the semifinals at the 2011 US Open when she was ranked by the WTA world number 92. After the run, her ranking rose up from 92 to 34 when the US Open tournament ended.

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