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Angelique Kerber (born 18 January 1988) is a German professional tennis player and former world No. 1, and a three time Grand Slam champion. Having made her professional debut in 2003, Kerber rose to prominence upon reaching the semifinals of the 2011 US Open as the No. 92 ranked player in the world. She ascended to the top of the rankings on 12 September 2016, thus becoming the twenty-second and oldest player to achieve the number-one ranking for the first time and the first new number-one player since Victoria Azarenka in 2012.
A left-hander, known for her aggressive counter-punching all-court game, Kerber has won 12 singles titles across all surfaces on the WTA Tour, including three Major titles at the 2016 Australian Open, the 2016 US Open, and the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. She has also won an Olympic silver medal while representing Germany at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Kerber is currently ranked world No. 2 as of 22 October 2018, thus making her the top-ranked left-handed player on the WTA Tour.
Awards and recognition
Kerber has received the following awards:
- WTA Player of the Year (2016)
- German Sportswoman of the Year (2016)
- US Open Sportsmanship Award (2016)
- ITF World Champion (2016)
- Nominated for the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year (2016)
- Named among espnW’s Impact25 (2016)
- Named among “Europe’s 30 under 30” by Forbes (2017)
- World’s second highest-paid female athlete by Forbes (2017)
- Nominated 2018 WTA Player of the Year
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