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US Open women's final

Published 2357 GMT (0757 HKT) September 10, 2016
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Karolina Pliskova, left, faced Angelique Kerber in the US Open final. Pliskova played in her first grand slam final while it was the third major final for the German this year. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Kerber quickly grabbed a 2-0 lead against the player with the most aces on the women's tour this year. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Pliskova was getting her chances but couldn't break through on the big points. DON EMMERT/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Until, that is, late in the second set. She struck a lob volley to break for 4-3. Elsa/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
The crowd -- wanting more tennis -- got behind Pliskova on Arthur Ashe stadium and she duly took the second. She even led the decider 3-1. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
But Kerber rallied and won when Pliskova's forehand went long and wide. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Kerber claimed her second major of 2016 and will be the world No. 1 in the rankings Monday, replacing Serena Williams. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/AFP/Getty Images