Western & Southern Open Sunday Women’s Tennis Results

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Western & Southern Open Tennis News

15 – 21 AUGUST 2016


Women’s Singles – Final
[15] K. Pliskova (CZE) d [2] A. Kerber (GER) 63 61

Women’s Doubles – Final
[7] S. Mirza (IND) / B. Strycova (CZE) d [4] M. Hingis (SUI) / C. Vandeweghe (USA) 75 64

Final Facts
– Kerber falls one match short of ending Serena Williams’ 183 straight weeks atop the WTA rankings.
– A win in Cincinnati would have made Kerber the oldest woman to debut at No.1, and the first German since Stefanie Graf (1997).
– Kerber nonetheless heads into the US Open following a consistent stretch where she was the only player to reach the quarterfinals or better at the Rogers Cup, Olympic tennis event, and the Western & Southern Open.
– Pliskova wins her first Premier title and second WTA title of 2016 (Nottingham), and moves up to No.11 (career-high No.7).
– Pliskova reversed an 0-2 trend in WTA finals to Kerber, who defeated in the 2015 finals of both Birmingham and Stanford.
– Sania Mirza becomes sole owner of the No.1 ranking after partnering Barbora Strycova to defeat Co-No.1 Martina Hingis and new partner CoCo Vandeweghe.

Final Quotes
Karolina Pliskova: “It’s the biggest final what I’ve ever played, but obviously I played few. I played actually few against her, so I knew how is it to play her in the final. I lost twice and I was really close to win both of them, so I knew I’m really close this time again. Even with my game I was playing some good tennis this week. I knew if I can play at least what I played last matches I have a good chance to win.”

Angelique Kerber: “I had such a great year so far and it’s not over yet. I won my first Grand Slam and everything that’s happened last months is just incredible. I try and enjoy it. Some days you’re losing matches; some days you win. I will try to take the positive things from the match – and from the last few weeks, actually – to go to New York then.”

Sania Mirza: “Imagine being No. 1 at what you do in the whole planet. I’ve had that privilege for the last year and a half. We’ve shared, me and Martina have shared amazing memories together being No. 1. I think if you ask any athlete, if you ask Barbora, that’s probably her goal as well. We all want to be No. 1. That’s why we play tennis. Very few people get to be No. 1 in the world.  It’s the thing as an athlete you dream as a child. The be No. 1 in the world is the most amazing thing.”

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