Two days after ensuring she would be taking over as the new world number 1, Porsche Brand Ambassador Angelique Kerber has won her second Grand Slam title of the year at the US Open in New York.
In a top class final played in front of a 20,000 crowd in the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday, she defeated Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. She is thus the second German US Open winner after Steffi Graf who last won in the Big Apple in 1996.
“As a kid, I dreamed of becoming the number 1 and of winning Grand Slams. It’s all come true,” said the 28-year old after the enthralling match in the world’s biggest tennis arena. “My journey began here in New York in 2011. That now five years later I’ve won the US Open and am the number 1 is amazing. I’m so happy.”
Angelique Kerber started off the best season of her career by winning the Australian Open. The two-time winner of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix also went on to reach the final at Wimbledon and followed it up by winning the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Now in New York, she has come up with another masterpiece.
“In climbing to the top of the world rankings and winning the US Open, Angelique Kerber has written sports history,” said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “We are proud of our brand ambassador. She’s a fantastic sportswoman and a role model that young people can base themselves on.”
Marijan Murat won the first prize in the “General Sports Action” category of the “Sports Photo of the Year” competition.