The weekend belonged to Angelique Kerber and Stan Wawrinka! They both won their 1st US Open titles.
Angelique Kerber (#2) beat Karoline Pliskova (#10) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Her first major won was in January at the US Open this year, beating Serena Williams and she looks like she has more to go!
She will be taking over the World’s #1 ranking from Serena Williams today.
Congrats to Angelique Kerber. The German has started to follow her idol, Steffi Graf’s footsteps very well.
‘STAN the Man’ WAWRINKA (#3) defeated World #1 Novak Djokovic to win the US Open in 4 sets, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3.
Stan is now 3 for 3 for Grand Slam Finals. He was fully focused and did not panic at crucial points in the game. Even when the 1st set looked like it would have been lopsided, he came back and forced a tiebreak. He also recovered quickly mentally after coming back from so far to end up losing the 1st set and held for the 1st game in the 2nd set.
He made clutch shots when it counted and won the majority of rallies including arguably the best point of the tournament. Djokovic struggled with his serve all tournament and it definitely hurt him in the Final. Stan was determined, fit and ready for the battle though. Well deserved win. Congrats Stan!