Friday, August 18, 2017

Angelique Kerber

At left, in a Sept. 10, 2016, file photo, Angelique Kerber, of Germany, kisses the championship trophy after beating Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, to win the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. (AP Photo/File) (AP Photo/File)

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Total player compensation at the U.S. Open will top $50 million for the first time this year, with a record $3.7 million going to each of the singles champions. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Tuesday ...
Venus Williams of the United States returns to Croatia's Ana Konjuh during their Women's Singles Match on day seven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 10, 2017.

BY CHRIS LEHOURITES LONDON (AP) — Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams won, and top-ranked Angelique Kerber lost. Williams, who last won the title at the All England Club in 2008, advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals by beating 19-year-old Ana Konjuh ...
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Czech Republic's Adam Pavlasek during their Men's Singles Match on day four at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 6, 2017.

BY CHRIS LEHOURITES LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic had to play all three sets at Wimbledon this time. The three-time champion advanced to the third round by beating Adam Pavlasek 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 Thursday, two days after his opening match ...
Venus Williams of the U.S. plays a shot against China's Qiang Wang during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Sunday, May 28, 2017.

BY DANIELLA MATAR PARIS (AP) — Making a record 20th appearance at Roland Garros, Venus Williams is looking to finally get her hands on the French Open trophy. Williams has played in the French Open more than any other woman, ...
In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Angelique Kerber, of Germany, returns the ball to fellow German Mona Barthel during the Dubai Tennis Championships, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Angelique Kerber is back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, reclaiming that spot from Serena Williams. Kerber moves atop the rankings on Monday. That’s about six months after she originally ascended to No. 1 for the first time, overtaking ...
Germany's Angelique Kerber makes a forehand return to United States' Coco Vandeweghe during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

BY JOHN PYE MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — There was some symmetry about the fourth-round exits of top-ranked Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open. Both had the top seeding for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament. ...
Britain's Andy Murray reacts as he falls during his second round match against Russia's Andrey Rublev at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

BY JOHN PYE MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Andy Murray tumbled to the court, clutching his right ankle, the top of the men’s draw at the Australian Open momentarily took on a new complexion. Top-ranked Murray, a five-time runner-up at ...
Germany's Angelique Kerber returns a shot against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

BY JOHN PYE MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In his first Grand Slam match with the elevated status of having a knighthood and the No. 1 ranking, Andy Murray berated himself when he made mistakes and frequently yelled during a 7-5, ...
Defending men's and woman's champions Serbia's Novak Djokovic, left, and Germany's Angelique Kerber carry their trophies to the official draw ceremony ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

BY JOHN PYE MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic drew a difficult first-round opponent in Fernando Verdasco, and Roger Federer’s fall in the rankings complicated his chances at Melbourne Park after he ended up in same ...
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine plays a shot during her quarterfinal match against Angelique Kerber of Germany at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

BY JOHN PYE BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Angelique Kerber predicted that 2017 was going to have a different feel for her, considering her phenomenal breakout season last year. It certainly started differently, with the top-ranked German losing to sixth-seeded Elina ...
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