Kristina Mladenovic defeats two-time defending champion Angelique Kerber

Two-time defending champion Angelique Kerber was stunned by Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Mladenovic will advance to the quarterfinals after defeating Kerber 6-2, 7-5. This win for Mladenovic robs Kerber her chance to return to World No. 1, and also ensures that Serena Williams will get to hold on to the top rank for the next two weeks,...
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2 days ago

Angelique Kerber retakes No. 1 ranking from Serena Williams

Angelique Kerber is back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, reclaiming that spot from Serena Williams. Kerber moves atop the rankings on Monday. That's about six months after she originally ascended to No. 1 for the first time, overtaking Williams by winning the U.S. Open. That ended Williams' run of 186 consecutive weeks at the top. Williams reclaimed No. 1 in late January when she...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Kerber survives 3-set marathon at hot Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Angelique Kerber needed three sets to avoid being upset at the BNP Paribas Open, while 2015 champion Simona Halep wasn't so fortunate. Kerber outlasted Pauline Parmentier of France 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in the third round on Monday when temperatures soared to the upper 90s (36 C) under cloudless skies in the Southern California desert. That's nearly 20 degrees...
Via Associated Press
March 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Kerber reaches quarterfinals in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Angelique Kerber reached the quarterfinals at the Dubai Tennis Championships for the first time by beating Olympic champion Monica Puig 6-2, 6-3 Wednesday. The top-seeded German is 3-1 against Puig, but the last time they played the Puerto Rican beat Kerber for the goal medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. ''It's always tough to play against...
Via Associated Press
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
Via Associated Press
February 19, 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...
Via The Comeback
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Results: New No. 1 Angelique Kerber Beats Karolina Pliskova

No matter how good of a week you’ve had, Angelique Kerber’s probably was better. The German became the new No. 1 women’s tennis player in the world after she reached the U.S. Open final and Serena Williams was upset by Karolina Pliskova in the semifinals, but that honor might have felt a little hallow if she didn’t follow it up with her second Grand Slam of the year. Luckily...
September 10, 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...
Via The Comeback
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

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