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Sunday, 11 September 2016 02:28 AM BST
US Open Day 13: Kerber clinches second major title
Angelique Kerber adds a US Open title to her Australian Open crown after memorable final... READ MORE

It was the ultimate one-two punch. Two days after capturing the world No.1 ranking and realising the ambitions of a lifetime, Angelique Kerber won her second Grand Slam crown and a first in New York, beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3 4-6 6-4 in a match of the highest quality.

Kerber, the first German woman to win the title at Flushing Meadows since Steffi Graf in 1996, inflicted death by a thousand forehands and backhands, showing off her full repertoire of shots and touches as she gradually chipped away at Pliskova’s big game. 

Angelique Kerber wasn’t the only player capturing their second major title of the year on Saturday. Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares teamed up to clinch their first US Open men’s doubles title, adding to the Australian Open crown they won earlier in the year.

The British-Brazilian duo eased past the Spanish pair of Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez to become the first team since Bob and Mike Bryan (2013) to win multiple Grand Slam doubles titles in the one season.

“I couldn't ask for anything more, really,” said Murray. “You know, I lost two Grand Slam finals last year. I felt like I was ready to win. I felt good about my game and I felt like Bruno was a partner that could get me over the line.

“I mean, it means so much. To have two in the bag, yeah, it's a huge achievement for us both, and we should be really proud of ourselves.”

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