Kerber Ranked No. 6 in the World
- 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.
Western & Southern Open [Final]
Li Na (CHN) def. Angelique Kerber (GER) 1-6 6-3 6-1
Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka (CZE) def. Zheng Jie (CHN) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 6-1 6-3