US Open: Angelique Kerber says becoming number one ‘sounds amazing’

US Open finalist Angelique Kerber says that being able to call herself the new world number one “sounds amazing”.

Kerber, 28, beat Caroline Wozniacki in her semi-final as current number one Serena Williams lost against Karolina Pliskova to end 186 weeks at the top.

Germany’s Kerber will officially become her country’s first number one since Steffi Graf in 1996 when the new rankings are released next week.

“To be number one in the world sounds amazing,” said second seed Kerber.

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