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Serena will be back, warns Kerber


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Nigeria

Septenber.26.2016

NEWLY minted world number one Angelique Kerber warned Sunday that Serena Williams will come back strong after the German stripped her of her long-held position atop the rankings.

“I am sure that she (Williams) will (be) coming back strong,” Kerber told AFP in Wuhan, China.

Williams was gunning for her 23rd Grand Slam title at the US Open — that would have taken her past the record she shares with Steffi Graf — when she was cut down by 11th-ranked Karolina Pliskova in the semis.

The Czech’s victory ensured that Kerber, who had been snapping at Williams’ heels for weeks, would rise to number one.


Williams’ slip from the number one spot in September also denied her a second record: the American veteran had topped the rankings for 186 weeks – a run Graf also matched.The German then went on to beat Pliskova in the final to claim her second Grand Slam title of the year.

And that double slight is sure to motivate Williams’ to come back strong, said Kerber.

“She will try to win some more Grand Slams and write history for sure,” she said.

Williams pulled out of the Wuhan Open and next week’s China Open in Beijing on Friday, almost guaranteeing that Kerber will end the year as world number one.

Article Credit: punchng.com

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