Angelique Kerber, 2016 US Open

An upset and a new queen.

Karolina Pliskova played brilliantly to defeat 22-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in straight sets 6-2 7-6. That means Angelique Kerber (who defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the second semifinal) will replace Serena as the new number 1 in the WTA rankings on Monday. She will be the first German to top the rankings since Steffi Graf back in 1997.

Relive the semifinals through Brian’s tweets:

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Serena Williams defeats Simona Halep at the 2016 US Open QF

First test for Serena Williams in this US Open and she had to fight hard and survived Simona Halep‘s comeback to qualify for the semifinals 6-2 4-6 6-3. She will face big server Karolina Pliskova.

Simona Halep | by Michael C Dunne

Serena Williams | by Michael C Dunne

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Serena Williams, 2016 US Open

With her 6-2 6-1 third-round win over Johanna Larsson on Saturday, Serena Williams registered her 307th victory in Grand Slams, surpassing Martina Navratilova. Serena will face Yaroslava Shvedova today (third match on Arthur Ashe Stadium).

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A few pictures from the match:

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Serena Williams US Open dress

Serena Williams eyes Slam number 23 at this year’s US Open. She dons the NikeCourt Power Dress while on court in New York. She completes the look with her signature shoe, the NikeCourt Flare.

White dress and pink sleeves for day sessions:

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Black dress for night sessions:

Serena Williams US Open dress

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Serena Williams US Open shoes

The NikeCourt collection for New York is now available at nike.com/nikecourt and select Nike retailers.

Photo credit: Nike, Marianne Bevis

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Serena Williams, 2016 US Open

Serena Williams begins quest to Grand Slam title number 23 with a solid 6-3 6-3 win over former top 10 Ekaterina Makarova. She faces Vania King in the second round.

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2016 US Open coverage

Arthur Ashe Stadium, 2016 US Open

Relive some of the best moments in the US Open history and follow our coverage on Tennis Buzz:

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Fashion and gear:

A trip down memory lane:

Top 5 strange events at the US Open
US Open biggest upsets
1970 US Open: Margaret Court completes the Grand Slam
1971 US Open: Chris Evert becomes the “It Girl”
1972 US Open: Ilie Nastase defeats Arthur Ashe
1973 US Open: Margaret Court defeats Evonne Goolagong
1976 US Open: Connors defeats Borg
1978: the US Open moves to Flushing Meadows
1978 US Open: 4th consecutive US Open title for Chris Evert
1978 US Open: Jimmy Connors defeats Bjorn Borg
79 US Open 2nd round: McEnroe vs Nastase, chaos on court
1979 US Open: John McEnroe defeats Vitas Gerulaitis
1980 US Open: John McEnroe defeats Bjorn Borg
1981 US Open: Tracy Austin defeats Martina Navratilova
1981 US Open: John McEnroe defeats Bjorn Borg: Borg’s last Grand Slam match
1983 US Open: Career Grand Slam for Martina Navratilova
1984 US Open: John McEnroe last Grand Slam title
1990 US Open: Linda Ferrando upsets Monica Seles
1990 US Open: Alexander Volkov upsets Stefan Edberg
1990 US Open, the spitting incident
1991 US Open: Connors, 39 qualifies for the semifinals
1991 US Open: Seles and Capriati introduce power in womens tennis
1991: Monica Seles first US Open title
1991 US Open: playing to perfection, Edberg grabs first Open
1991 US Open: Edberg’s final dominance doesn’t diminish Courier
1992: Stefan Edberg defeats Pete Sampras
1992 US Open: Edberg takes Sampras, US Open, No.1 ranking
1993 US Open: Pete Sampras defeats Cédric Pioline
1994 US Open 4th round: Jaime Yzaga defeats Pete Sampras
1994: first US Open title for Andre Agassi
1995: Pete Sampras defeats Andre Agassi
1996 US Open: Class act Edberg making one last run at US Open
1996 US Open: Pete Sampras’ warrior moment
2001 US Open: Venus defeats sister Serena
2001 US Open QF: Andre Agassi – Pete Sampras
2001 US Open: Lleyton Hewitt defeats Pete Sampras
2002 US Open: last Grand Slam title for Pete Sampras
2004 US Open: First time to NYC for a French fan of Agassi
2005 US Open: Roger Federer defeats Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi gives the Open crowd one more thrill ride, August 31st, 2006
September 3rd 2006: Andre Agassi’s last match
Andy Murray’s road to the 2012 US Open final
2012 US Open: first Grand Slam title for Andy Murray

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