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Kerber Ranked No. 6 in the World

Date
20 August 2012

The Western & Southern Open was held from August 11th to 19th in Cincinnati. No. 5 seed Angelique Kerber (VCORE 100S) became the finalist in the tournament.

In the quarterfinals, Angelique met No. 2 seed Serena Williams, winner of singles and doubles titles at this year’s Wimbledon. Angelique played aggressively against the big star, and defeated the American in straight sets by 6-4 6-4.

Angelique is about to rise to No. 6 in the new world ranking as of Monday, August 20th--the highest ranking in her career.

It was an exceptional week for Angelique, although she lost in the final against Li Na, 6-1 3-6 1-6.

In women’s doubles, No. 5 seeds Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125) / Lucie Hradecka defeated No. 8 seeds Zheng Jie (EZONE Xi 98, PTGSPN) / Katarina Srebotnik in the final by 6-1 6-3. It’s the Czech pair’s ninth WTA doubles title.




Tournament Results

Western & Southern Open [Final]
Women's Singles
[9]Li Na (CHN) def. [5]Angelique Kerber (GER) 1-6 6-3 6-1
Women's Doubles
[5]Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka (CZE) def. [8]Zheng Jie (CHN) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 6-1 6-3