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The unseeded duo of Germany's Laura Siegemund and Croatia's Mate Pavic defeated the seventh-seeded American pair of Coco Vandeweghe and Rajeev Ram 6-4, 6-4 to win the US Open mixed doubles tennis title on Friday. The European pair won their maiden Grand Slam event in their first-ever tournament together.

All four players were seeking their first major title, while Vandeweghe was the only player who had previously played in a Grand Slam final, having finished runner-up in the 2014 Australian Open mixed doubles event.

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Two 16-year-old Canadians are one step closer to victory in New York after Bianca Andreescu (Mississauga, Ont.) and Felix Auger-Aliassime (Montreal) both won their quarter-final matches at the Junior US Open on Friday to reach the semifinals in their respective draws. With their wins, Canada is the only country to be represented by both a girl and boy in the final four.

No. 7 seed Andreescu is into her first Slam semifinal following a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over American Vanessa Ong. She will next take on another U.S. native, world No. 5 Kayla Day, against whom she is 2-1. This will be their first meeting this season.

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British tennis superstar Andy Murray said recovering from his US Open heartache will be difficult before next weeks Davis Cup semi-final clash against Argentina.

Murray was favourite to claim his fourth Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows, but was beaten 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 by Kei Nishikori of Japan in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

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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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Tenth-seed Karolina Pliskova reached her first Grand Slam final in style, shocking top seed Serena Williams 6-2, 7-6(5) in the semi-finals of the US Open on Thursday night. The loss meant Serena will have to relinquish her top rank to German Angelique Kerber who reached the title round beating Dane Caroline Wozniacki in the other semi-final.

"It was always a dream to, you know, get a title, get to the semi-final, get to the final," said Pliskova in her post-match press conference on Thursday.

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German Angelique Kerber will become the new women's singles World No.1 replacing long-standing incumbent American Serena Williams when updated rankings are released on Monday, September 12.

"Congratulations to Angelique on this remarkable accomplishment of becoming the WTA World No.1," said Women's Tennis Association (WTA) CEO Steve Simon.

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Karolina Pliskova and new world no.1 Angelique Kerber will battle it out for the US Open title on Saturday after both women registered straight set wins in their respective semi-final encounters today.

10th seeded Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova stunned 6-time US Open champion and top-seeded Serena Williams 6-2, 7-6, thus ending Williams' 186-week reign as world No 1 (stretching back to February 18, 2013) is now over.

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