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    Germany's Angelique Kerber kisses the trophy after winning her final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 30, 2016

    Australian Open Stunned! Germany’s Angelique Kerber Beats Serena Williams

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    Angelique Kerber stunned the audience at the Australian Open by pulling off a spectacular victory over a number one in women's singles tennis, Serena Williams.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Germany’s Angelique Kerber has defeated six-time champion Serena Williams in three sets on Saturday to win her first major title in the Australian Open final in Melbourne.

    Kerber, seeded seventh, beat world number one Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in two hours and eight minutes. The win moves the 28-year-old German to the No.2 ranking.

    Kerber is now the second German woman in the Open Era to win a major, after Steffi Graf, who won 22 Grand Slam titles.


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