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Angelique Kerber wins U.S. Open women's title, her second major title of the year

Angelique Kerber wins U.S. Open women's title, her second major title of the year

A transformative tennis flashback: The first round of the first Slam in 2016 and Angelique Kerber was preparing to exit the Australian Open, saying later in interviews that she had one foot on the plane.

But Misaki Doi’s inability to convert a match point kept Kerber on the ground in Melbourne. The escape enabled her game to take unprecedented flight in 2016: The Australian Open title, a Wimbledon final and a silver medal at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the No. 1 ranking, at age 28.

Kerber bookended her Grand Slam breakout year in dramatic fashion on Saturday, winning the U.S. Open in three sets. The second-seeded Kerber fought back from a 3-1 deficit in the...

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