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NEW YORK -- Going forward, its clear Angelique Kerber is the one to beat in womens tennis. Dejan Lovren Liverpool Jersey .After failing to reach the second week of a single major last year, the German won her second of the season Saturday at the US Open. She defeated No. 10 seed?Karolina Pliskova in a smashing final 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.The newly minted No. 1-ranked player, who this year made a commitment to being more assertive, has enjoyed a spectacular renaissance at the age of 28. Kerber becomes only the second woman to win her first two Grand Slam singles titles after turning 28, joining?Li Na, who won the 2011 French Open at 29 and, three years later, the Australian Open.But Li retired at the end of that 2014 season. Kerber isnt going anywhere.With Serena Williams turning 35 later this month, there are telling signs that her dominance is deteriorating. Kerber, the quintessential late bloomer, seems poised to play the role of perennial champion for the next several years.Patience was the virtue that rewarded Kerber in the end, as she came back from a 3-1 deficit in the third set. Afterward, she blew kisses to the crowd and sobbed, head in hands, on her changeover chair.Its just amazing, Kerber said in her on-court interview, voice breaking. I won my second Grand Slam in one year. That is the best year in my career.All the dreams came true this year.This was Kerbers third Grand Slam singles final of the year, having beaten Williams at the Australian Open before losing to her at Wimbledon. That winning check for $3.5 million surely will go a long way, but the confidence she draws from this smashing breakthrough? Priceless.The match ran 2 hours, 7 minutes with Kerber holding a narrow 97-90 margin in points. It was a rare competitive match in a womens final here, only the fourth three-setter in 22 years.Three weeks ago in Cincinnati, Pliskova carved up Kerber in the final 6-3, 6-1. But Kerber said she was tired after playing the Rio Olympics, where she won the silver medal. Pliskova elected to pass on Rio and prepare for Cincinnati and the US Open. This result suggests fatigue was a leading factor in their previous match.Kerber has a wonderfully complete game. Shes a relentless retriever and hits the ball hard off both wings. She artfully moved the spidery 6-foot-1 Czech player around the court, consistently working her into more untenable positions. And while her second serve remains a vulnerability -- Pliskova did little with her offerings of 75-77 mph -- Kerber rarely plays a loose point.The bottom-line numbers confirmed this: Pliskova hit 40 winners, but they were countered by 47 unforced errors. Kerber, on the other hand, was more efficient, hitting 21 winners and only 17 unforced errors -- 30 fewer than Pliskova.Make no mistake, Pliskova is a serious keeper.She was fatigued at the end, understandably, after her journey here. Interestingly, 10 of the past 13 players to beat Serena Williams at a major, now including Pliskova, lost their next match.Pliskovas first game in a Grand Slam singles final was a worst-case scenario. She made nervous errors on both wings that were almost painful to watch, missed four of six first serves -- and broke a string.For that one game, Pliskova suddenly seemed to realize where she was -- four rounds past anything she had ever experienced in a major. But after she lost the first set, something curious happened. Pliskova slipped back into that comfort zone that has enveloped her this fortnight.This summer alone she beat five of the WTAs top 10 players.I just found in myself some power in the second set, Pliskova said in her on-court interview. Even [though] I couldnt get the win, Im really happy.Hopefully many more finals to come.Pliskova has been a revelation this tournament, becoming only the fourth woman to defeat both Serena and Venus Williams in the same Grand Slam event. She saved a match point against Venus in the fourth round and, in the semifinals against Serena, out-served the best womens server of all time.Womens tennis finds itself in transition these days.Serena Williams and Roger Federer are about to be the same age;?Maria Sharapova, 29, is sitting out a two-year drug ban; and Victoria Azarenka, 27, is pregnant. A group of younger players have failed to create separation: Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska, Madison Keys, Eugenie Bouchard and Sloane Stephens.In recent years, three young players have inserted themselves into the Grand Slam conversation: Petra Kvitova won the 2011 Wimbledon title at 21 and repeated there three years later. Azarenka won the 2012 Australian Open at age 22, then repeated the following year. Garbine Muguruza won the French Open earlier this year at the age of 22.And now, Angelique Kerber has won two of the past four majors. Shes seven months younger than Novak Djokovic, her No. 1 counterpart on the mens side.Get ready, tennis fans. Its Kerbers time. Loris Karius Liverpool Jersey . Their experience showed Tuesday as the No. 10 Badgers blunted a Saint Louis surge to win 63-57 and advance to face West Virginia in Wednesdays finals of the Cancun Challenge. Tiago Ilori Liverpool Jersey . "I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates," said Hejduk in a statement. http:///...rpool-fc-jersey.aspx . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. As the final Grand Slam of the year gets underway in New York, yet again Indian interest, as has been the case in recent years, remains primarily in doubles. Saketh Myneni made his way past the qualifiers to seal a spot in the main draw, but lost in the first round against Jiri Vesely in a five-set battle. Indias best chance of success at the US Open now rests with the usual suspects - Sania Mirza, Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna, all of whom will be in action later today in their respective opening-round matches.Interestingly all three of them have arrived for the tournament with relatively new partners.Mirza, who has the sole possession of the world number one spot in the individual rankings, will pair up with Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic. Having ended her hugely successful partnership with Martina Hingis after a string of below par results in recent months, Mirza has rebounded spectacularly by winning her last two tournaments in Cincinnati and New Haven.In Cincinnati, Mirza and Strycova debuted in impressive fashion, racing to the title but with the Czech player resting in New Haven, Mirza teamed up with Romanian Monica Niculescu to pocket her seventh title of the year.Mirza had won the US Open last year with Hingis and believes that in 30-year old Strycova, who is ranked 20th in doubles and 21st in singles, she can form an equally potent pairing. They are seeded seventh and start their campaign against the All-American combination of Jada Hart and Ena Shibahara.Our playing styles compliment each other, we are similar personalities and we will get to know each other better in the course of time, Mirza told ESPN after her win in Cincinnati. We fight for every point, she is a great fighter, she is top 20 in the world in singles and she is an amazing fighter on the court, no matter what the score is.While Mirza comes in to the US Open in red hot form, Paes is showing signs of improved form himself after an extended spell of underwhelming performances. Playing with a new partner in Germanys Andre Begemann, Paes reached the final of the Winston-Salem open last week. The pair squandered five match point opportunities in the final against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Henri Kontinen but for Paes, whose ranking has fallen to 62, constructing a run of wins itself would have been a relief. He has a 11-10 win-loss record this year and at 43, the veteran will be keen to silence those critics who believe his best is behind him.32-year old Begemann is the 108th partner Paes has combinedd with over his long career that has seen him win the mens doubles crown at the US Open thrice - 2006, 2009 & 2013. Mamadou Sakho Jersey. Begemann has a mediocre career record, having never been past the third round of a Grand Slam doubles draw before. They start their tournament with a first round clash against another unseeded pair in Stephane Robert of France and Israels Dudi Sela.Unlike Mirza and Paes who start the tournament having played some matches of late, Bopanna arrives in New York without much match practice under his belt. Since the Olympics, where he exited in the first round of the mens doubles with Paes and lost the bronze play-off match with Mirza, Bopanna has played just one match on the circuit that ended in defeat. He paired up with regular partner Florin Mergea only to be beaten by Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi in Cincinnati. Romanian Mergea, who has been Bopannas partner for well over a year, has been forced to pull out of the US Open with an injury leaving the Indian with no choice but to seek a late replacement.The 36-year old will be teaming up with Frederik Nielsen of Denmark in New York. The Dane is currently ranked 101 in the individual doubles rankings although he has been as high as 17 in the past. Bopanna, who has slipped to 17 in the latest rankings has endured a lean patch in recent weeks and hasnt reached a final since the Madrid Open in May. He does have fond memories of the US Open though, having memorably reached the mens doubles final here in 2010 with Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi. It remains his best Grand Slam performance to date.Bopanna and Nielsen face a tricky first round encounter against an experienced set of doubles players in Radek Stepanek and Nenad Zimonjic, who are seeded 16th.All three Indians will be seen in action with their respective partners in the mixed doubles later on as well.Doubles ScheduleSania Mirza - Barbora Strycova vs Jada Myii Hart -Ena Shibahara: 2:30 AM (IST), Sep 1Rohan Bopanna - Frederik Nielsen vs Radek Stepanek - Nenad Zimonjic: 1 AM (IST) Sep 1Leander Paes- Andre Begemann vs Stephane Robert - Dudu Sela: 8:30 PM (IST) Sep 1Mixed Doubles ScheduleLeander Paes - Martina Hingis vs?Frances Tiafoe - Sachia Vickery: 2:30 AM (IST) Sep 1Sania Mirza - Ivan Dodig vs?Donald Young - Taylor Townsend: 8:30 PM (IST) Sep 1Rohan Bopanna -?Gabriela Dabrowski vs Noah Rubin - Jamie Loeb: 8:30 PM (IST) Sep 1 Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 

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