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The world’s top 99 men and 99 women are confirmed for Australian Open 2017 in January. The two new world No.1s – defending Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber and five-time finalist Andy Murray – will be top seeds in Melbourne, a sign of the changing of the guard in world tennis.

The all-star player field will also feature six-time champion, No.2 Novak Djokovic, who’ll be aiming to hoist the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup for a record seventh time. Six-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams (USA) also has an eye on the record books as she begins her campaign for a 23rd Grand Slam singles title, to surpass Steffi Graff and set a new record for the Open Era.

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Germany's Angelique Kerber continued to lead the rankings of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) while Czech Petra Kvitova on Monday jumped to the 11th position after winning the title of the WTA Elite Trophy in China.

Kerber is followed by Serena Williams of the US in second place while Polish Agnieszka Radwanska and Romania's Simona Halep occupy the third and fourth places respectively.

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Germany's Angelique Kerber and Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova reached the final at the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Singapore on Saturday.

World No.1 Kerber dominated defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, recording a 6-2, 6-1 victory to make it six wins apiece in their head-to-heads. World No.8 Cibulkova meanwhile came back from 4-2 down in the deciding set to defeat veteran Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 in two hours and 27 minutes to book her place in Sunday's final.

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German tennis player Angelique Kerber said on Tuesday in Munich, after winning the US Open, that she wants to remain on top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings as long as possible.

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Germany's Angelique Kerber won the US Open Women's Singles final beating the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in a hard-fought and exciting match at Flushing Meadows.

Kerber, 28, won in New York on Saturday evening to claim her second Grand Slam title win after her triumph at the Australian Open in January. She had also finished runner-up to Serena Williams at Wimbledon.

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angelique_kerber.jpgNewly crowned world no.1 Angelique Kerber celebrated her achievement in the best possible fashion, winning her second Grand Slam title of the year, following up her triumph in January at the Australian Open by collecting her first ever US Open crown, narrowly beating out 10th seed Karolina Pliskova, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in an enthralling final at Flushing Meadows, New York on Saturday.

24 year old Czech star Pliskova, playing in her maiden Grand Slam final, had made it to Saturday's showpiece on the back of wins against Serena and Venus Williams, and the youngster continued to show that she is definitely one for the future, but nerves got the better of her on the big day as Kerber battled back from a break down in the decider to win 5 of the last 6 games to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 6-4 triumph.

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New World No.1 Angelique Kerber marked her rise to the top of the rankings with a commanding 6-4, 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki to reach her first US Open final and her third major final of the year.

With Serena Williams stunned in the semi-finals earlier on Thursday by Karolina Pliskova, Kerber stepped onto Arthur Ashe Stadium as the provisional World No.1 - she will assume the top spot when the new rankings are released on Monday.

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