Angelique Kerber edges past Karolina Pliskova to win her first US Open title

Angelique KerberNEW YORK: Germany’s Angelique Kerber edged past No.10 seed Karolina Pliskova, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to win her first US Open title, here on Saturday.

Kerber, who was second seed in the tournament, rallied from a break down in the third set to beat the 10th-seeded Czech.

“It's just amazing. I won my second Grand Slam of the year and it's the best year of my career," Kerber said after the match.

Talking to, Kerber said that the trophy meant a lot to her. “I mean, especially, because for me starts everything here. That was the turn around, 2011. To win the trophy now, that’s something really special to me. I was losing a lot of first-round matches in 2011.”

“When I came here, I was just telling myself just win a few more rounds and then you can get main draw in Australia. Then I won round by round and I was trying to enjoy the tennis. I was enjoying the stadiums, I was enjoying the fans and everything. This was the turnaround because after that, same as here, I started to believe more in my game and that was always what was not before,” she said, adding that she hoped that she could give a lot of inspiration to a lot of young players.
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