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Friday, 9 September 2016

[Sports] - Angelique Kerber beats Caroline Wozniacki to make US Open final as Serena Williams crashes out

New world No 1 Angelique Kerber eased into the US Open final with victory over Caroline Wozniacki but it was a night to forget for Serena Williams.

Williams suffered a shock defeat in Arthur Ashe Stadium by Karolina Pliskova to end her pursuit of a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title, as well as losing her status as the world's top player.


While Kerber celebrated her new ranking by brushing her Danish opponent aside with a 6-4 6-3 triumph, Williams said she was hampered by a knee injury on her quest to surpass Steffi Graf's Open-era record of 22 major wins.


Pliskova was in no mood for sympathy on and off the court though as she ruthlessly conquered the American 6-2 7-6 (7-5).

"I have been having some serious left knee problems," Williams said. "I wasn't able to move the way I wanted to move.

"When you're injured, you're thinking of other things when you should be just playing and thinking of your shots. My mind was just a little bit everywhere. But it was what it was, she added


Williams was reluctant to discuss how long the injury might affect her and the rest of her schedule this year but was adamant she was not affected by fatigue.

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