Champ Kerber set for sustained success

(AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) The changes Angelique Kerber has made on the court helped her win a first Wimbledon title. She believes the changes she made off the court will ensure her second coming as a dominant force in the women's game endures.

The 30-year-old German defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 in Saturday's final to confirm her return to the top of the sport.

After claiming her first Grand Slam titles at the 2016 Australian and U.S opens - as well as losing the Wimbledon final to Williams in between - Kerber was unable to replicate that form in 2017. Having started the year at the top of the rankings, she ended it 21st.


2018 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 R. Nadal 8,770
2 R. Federer 8,720
3 A. Zverev 5,755
4 J. Del Potro 5,080
5 M. Cilic 5,060
6 G. Dimitrov 4,780
7 D. Thiem 3,835
8 K. Anderson 3,635
9 D. Goffin 3,110
10 J. Isner 3,045
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2018 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Halep 7,871
2 C. Wozniacki 6,910
3 G. Muguruza 6,550
4 S. Stephens 5,463
5 E. Svitolina 5,250
6 C. Garcia 4,960
7 P. Kvitova 4,610
8 K. Pliskova 4,315
9 V. Williams 3,971
10 A. Kerber 3,545
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