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Kerber on top with US Open triumph

She beats hard-hitting 10th-seeded Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to win a second Grand Slam crown this season

NUMBER ONE: With her victory last Saturday, Kerber has dethroned Serena Williams as the world's top-ranked female player.

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ANGELIQUE Kerber won the US Open last Saturday, marking her rise to world number one with a gritty victory over Karolina Pliskova to add a second Grand Slam crown to her magical 2016 season.

"Being there as champion, this year, to hold this trophy, I can't say it in words...

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