Five Records That Angelique Kerber Created By Becoming the World No. 1

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016 | 0

Angelique Kerber displaced Serena Williams as the new World No. 1 following the Thursday’s semi-final match-ups at the US Open 2016.

While Kerber made her third Grand Slam final of the season with a resounding 6-4 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki, her quest was further aided by Williams’ 7-6 6-2 defeat at the hands of Karolina Pliskova in the other last-four encounter.

Kerber is now slated to claim the numero uno position when the WTA releases the latest women’s singles rankings come Monday.

Here are the five records that she broke en route the pinnacle…

  1. First new World No. 1 since 2012.
  2. At 28, she is the oldest player to become No. 1 for the first time.
  3. Ended Serena Williams’ 186-week-long streak as the No. 1 female player.
  4. She is just the second German woman to be crowned No. 1.
  5. Became just the 22nd female player to rise atop the rankings.

*Stats via ESPN and WTA


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