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:

Photo credit: Porsche AG

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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

Simona Halep | 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).

Who will win the 2016 US Open?

  • Serena Williams (62%, 64 Votes)
  • Angelique Kerber (22%, 23 Votes)
  • Garbine Muguruza (6%, 6 Votes)
  • Simona Halep (5%, 5 Votes)
  • Someone else (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Agnieszka Radwanska (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Madison Keys (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Venus Williams (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Roberta Vinci (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 104

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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.

Who will win the 2016 US Open?

  • Serena Williams (62%, 64 Votes)
  • Angelique Kerber (22%, 23 Votes)
  • Garbine Muguruza (6%, 6 Votes)
  • Simona Halep (5%, 5 Votes)
  • Someone else (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Agnieszka Radwanska (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Madison Keys (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Venus Williams (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Roberta Vinci (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 104

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