US Open women's finalUpdated 2357 GMT (0757 HKT) September 10, 2016 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Kerber vs. PliskovaKarolina 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. Hide Caption 1 of 7 Photos: Kerber vs. PliskovaKerber quickly grabbed a 2-0 lead against the player with the most aces on the women's tour this year. Hide Caption 2 of 7 Photos: Kerber vs. PliskovaPliskova was getting her chances but couldn't break through on the big points. Hide Caption 3 of 7 Photos: Kerber vs. PliskovaUntil, that is, late in the second set. She struck a lob volley to break for 4-3. Hide Caption 4 of 7 Photos: Kerber vs. PliskovaThe crowd -- wanting more tennis -- got behind Pliskova on Arthur Ashe stadium and she duly took the second. She even led the decider 3-1. Hide Caption 5 of 7 Photos: Kerber vs. PliskovaBut Kerber rallied and won when Pliskova's forehand went long and wide. Hide Caption 6 of 7 Photos: Kerber vs. PliskovaKerber claimed her second major of 2016 and will be the world No. 1 in the rankings Monday, replacing Serena Williams. Hide Caption 7 of 7Angelique Kerber faced Karolina Pliskova in the US Open final. More from Sport - TennisSerena Williams' return sparks seeding debate about pregnancyJohn McEnroe is paid 10 times what Martina Navratilova gets for doing Wimbledon broadcastsRoger Federer loses to Juan Martin del Potro in Indian Wells finalRafael Nadal 'living with pain and painkillers since 2005'Roger Federer: Will Swiss star play French Open?