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6 Facts About Angelique Kerber

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Angelique Kerber is a German professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association.

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.

Angelique Kerber Fourth Round Press Conference by Wimbledon

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Having made her professional debut in 2003, Kerber rose to prominence upon reaching the semifinals of the 2011 US Open, at which time she was ranked no. 92 in the world.

Angelique Kerber's Best Shots of 2016 by WTA

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She became world No. 1, achieving that ranking on September 12, 2016, in the process becoming the twenty-second and oldest player to achieve the number one ranking for the first time, also as the first new number one player since Victoria Azarenka in 2012.

Victória Fyódorovna Azárenka is a Belarusian professional tennis player.

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At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Kerber won an Olympic silver medal while representing Germany.

The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was a major international multi-sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

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A left-hander known for her aggressive counter-punching all-court game, Kerber has won 10 singles titles, most notably her two major titlesÔÇöthe first at the 2016 Australian Open, and the second eight months later at the 2016 US Open.

The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia.

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She has won at least one title on every surface on the WTA Tour, achieving this feat in 2015 by winning Charleston, Stuttgart, Birmingham and Stanford.

Stuttgart is the capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

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