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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

US Open 2016, Day 11: Angelique Kerber to meet Karolina Pliskova in women’s singles final

The women's singles final is decided. It's Angelique Kerber vs Karolina Pliskova in Saturday's title match.

Angelique Kerber beat Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to enter her third Grand Slam final of 2016. (Source: AP)

Reaching top of the world seemed to agree with Angelique Kerber, who celebrated her ascension to world number one with a 6-4 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to advance to the U.S. Open final.

The German left-hander was assured of becoming number one when the new rankings come out on Monday after top-seeded American Serena Williams was defeated by Czech 10th seed Karolina Pliskova 6-2 7-6(5) in the earlier semi-final.

Australian Open champion Kerber, who leads the WTA for most main draw match wins this season at 53-14, clinched victory with a backhand that actually landed just beyond the baseline but went unchallenged by former number one Wozniacki of Denmark. (-Reuters)