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US Open champ Kerber tops rankings

2016-09-12 12:57
Angelique Kerber (Gallo Images)

Paris - Angelique Kerber, fresh from her US Open triumph, tops the WTA rankings on Monday, ending the 186-week reign of Serena Williams, in second place.

The American's crown slipped when she was beaten in the semi-finals by Czech Karolina Pliskova, who in turn bowed to 28-year-old Kerber in the final on Saturday.

Kerber becomes only the second German to lead the rankings, nearly three decades after compatriot Steffi Graf dominated women's tennis.

Losing US Open finalist Pliskova leaps from 11th to sixth place in the biggest jump of the week.

WTA Top 20

1. Angelique Kerber (GER) 8 730

2. Serena Williams (USA) 7 050

3. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 5 830

4. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5 815

5. Simona Halep (ROM) 4 801

6. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4 425

7. Venus Williams (USA) 3 815

8. Carla Suarez (ESP) 3 300

9. Madison Keys (USA) 3 286

10. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3 250

11. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 3 121

12. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 3 100

13. Johanna Konta (GBR) 2 865

14. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 2 773

15. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2 595

16. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 2 390

17. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2 255

18. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 2 200

19. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2 114

20. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2 101

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