Champ Kerber set for sustained success

(AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) The changes Angelique Kerber has made on the court helped her win a first Wimbledon title. She believes the changes she made off the court will ensure her second coming as a dominant force in the women's game endures.

The 30-year-old German defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 in Saturday's final to confirm her return to the top of the sport.

After claiming her first Grand Slam titles at the 2016 Australian and U.S opens - as well as losing the Wimbledon final to Williams in between - Kerber was unable to replicate that form in 2017. Having started the year at the top of the rankings, she ended it 21st.

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1 R. Nadal 9,310
2 R. Federer 7,080
3 A. Zverev 5,665
4 J. Del Potro 5,395
5 K. Anderson 4,655
6 G. Dimitrov 4,610
7 M. Cilic 3,905
8 J. Isner 3,720
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1 S. Halep 7,571
2 C. Wozniacki 6,740
3 S. Stephens 5,463
4 A. Kerber 5,305
5 E. Svitolina 5,020
6 C. Garcia 4,730
7 G. Muguruza 4,620
8 P. Kvitova 4,550
9 K. Pliskova 4,485
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