Dubai Championships: Pliskova upsets Vinci, Kerber not focused on No. 1 ranking

On Sunday, Krystyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic (No. 58) upset Roberta Vinci of Italy (No. 25) to advance to the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships. Pliskova may have beat the Italian 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, but she struggled to take the lead, at first. “I was trying to fight the whole match, but sometimes you play bad games,” Pliskova told media after the match. ...
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2 days ago

Kerber focuses on form, not top spot, in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Top-seeded Angelique Kerber has a chance to reclaim the No. 1 ranking from Serena Williams by winning the Dubai Tennis Championships, which started Sunday. Despite Williams not being in action this week, second-ranked Kerber is determined to focus above all on finding the form that put her top in the first place. ''For me it's important to play...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Defending champion Kerber wins opening match

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Angelique Kerber is two-for-two at the Australian Open: winner in her first Grand Slam match as No. 1, and as a defending champion. Kerber defeated Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 to open night play at Rod Laver Arena. Last year, Kerber began a breakout year with an upset...
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January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Australian Open Draws: Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber Earn No. 1 Seeds

The first Grand Slam of 2017 only is days away, but the seeds and draws already are set for the Australian Open. Defending men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic is the No. 2 seed, while defending women’s champion Angelique Kerber is the No. 1 seed in Melbourne, Australia. Serena Williams is right behind Kerber as the No. 2 seed on the women’s side, and Andy Murray is on...
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Kerber loses her opening match in Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) Top-ranked Angelique Kerber lost her opening match at the Sydney International on Tuesday, upset 7-6 (5), 6-2 by Darya Kasatkina in a setback ahead of her Australian Open title defense next week. Kerber, who won last year's Australian and U.S. Open for her first major titles, has opened the new season with one win in two tournaments in Brisbane and Sydney. The Australian...
Via Associated Press
January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Kerber loses to Svitolina in quarterfinals

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Angelique Kerber predicted that 2017 was going to have a different feel for her, considering her phenomenal breakout season last year. It certainly started differently, with the top-ranked German losing to sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the Brisbane International quarterfinals on Thursday. Kerber reached the final last year and fine-tuned...
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January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

The Australian Open pranks Twitter with fake new logo

Sports fans all around the world almost always find something to get upset about. Whether it’s a free agent signing, a trade, a missed-call, or even a logo, fans will always find a way to complain about it. Sometimes, they’ll even be tricked into those complaints. The Australian Open is one of tennis’ four grand slam tournaments along with Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the...
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September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Prediction: Will Angelique Kerber Capitalize On New No. 1 Ranking?

For the first time in 186 weeks, there’s a new name next to the No. 1 ranking in women’s tennis — Angelique Kerber. Serena Williams’ stunning semifinal loss at the U.S. Open paved the way for Kerber to take the top spot, and she’s certainly earned it with her 2016 season. The 28-year-old German has made the final in three of the four Grand Slams, including this Saturday’s...
September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Who has the most to prove at the US Open?

It’s the final Grand Slam of the tennis year, and there are myriad story lines — including which tennis stars on both the men’s and women’s draws have the most to prove. Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro had great showings at the Olympic Games in Rio but hadn’t had great showings until their respective trips to Brazil. They’ll look to prove that they’ll be players...
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August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Angelique Kerber upsets Serena Williams in Australian Open final

Every so often a sporting event becomes more than just a surprise. Your reaction to the proceedings becomes its own theater, a mixture of genuine shock and total intrigue. Everything else in the world fades to the background. You’re captured by this one event, locked in tunnel vision for the greatness you’re witnessing. Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams delivered such drama...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

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