WTA in 2016 has seen one major change – the rankings! American Serena Williams was recently dispatched from the No.1 ranking by German Angelique Kerber. Kerber has had an unforgettable year so far – She won the Australian Open by defeating Williams in the finals, lost to her in the Wimbledon Final and ended up winning the US Open as well.
With Serena bowing out in the Semi-finals of the US Open, Kerber also became the new World No.1 for the first time in her career. Like all big champions, Serena kept crediting Kerber where it was due. “She had an attitude that I think a lot of people can learn from, just to always stay positive and to never give up,” Williams said of Kerber after the Australian Open.
“I was really inspired by that. So, honestly, she’s a really good girl. If I couldn’t win, I’m happy she did.” In a recently conducted poll by WTA on Instagram, fans were asked to vote for the Player of the Year amongst Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, and Serena Williams.
To everyone’s surprise, Serena did pick herself, she voted for Kerber! Here it is!
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