2016 US Open: Angie Kerber is the new Queen
“When I was a kid I was always dreaming to one day be the No. 1 player in the world, to win Grand Slams. And today is the day. All the dreams came true this year.” — Angelique Kerber
What a year indeed for Angie Kerber: 3 Grand Slam finals, silver at the Olympics and the number one spot. Here’s a look at Kerber’s career by the numbers:
2003: Kerber turned pro in 2003, aged 15
2012: she wins her first WTA tournament, the Open GDF in Paris, defeating Marion Bartoli in the final
10: Kerber has won 10 tournaments in her career so far
0: she has never won a Premier tournament (the WTA’s equivalent to the ATP Masters 1000)
10: her rankings at the start of the season
8730: her number of WTA points
22: Kerber became the 22nd player to reach the number one spot since the WTA ranking was introduced in November 1975.
1: at 28 years old, she became the oldest female player to debut at the top spot.
2: she’s the second German player to reach number one, 21 years after her idol Steffi Graf.
A few pictures from the final thanks to Satoshi Tsuboi:
Video credit: C Yorkie