Women's tennis player of the year: Serena Williams or Angelique Kerber? | The Tylt
Women's tennis player of the year: Serena Williams or Angelique Kerber?
It's the end of the year! And throughout December, we're facing-off the best songs, albums, movies, TV shows, comic books, video games, sports, pro athletes and entertainers of 2016. The "Best of 2016" is chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who and what from 2016 won the year in each category.
Williams and Kerber both had impressive years—but who do you think is really the top WTA player of the year?
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Williams has won the #1 title in women's singles four consecutive years between 2012 and 2015, and six times altogether. She lost her ranking after losing to Karolina Pliskova at the Australian Open.
Yet, Serena Williams tied for many records. She's tied with Steffi Graf in 186 consecutive weeks at #1 and for the most Open titles. They both share 22 Grand Slams. Williams had a great year, and she's a popular player with a loyal fanbase. Her records are pretty darn impressive, and if the past is any indication, she's not the player to root against. Here are Williams' stats.
After Williams lost to Pliskova, Kerber played against Pliskova at the U.S. Open. Kerber beat Pliskova—winning her 2nd Grand Slam title of the year and of her career. This feat has made Kerber the #1 player in the WTA. It was no easy task knocking Williams off of her throne after four consecutive wins. Hence, Kerber is actually the top player in women's singles. Can Williams' popularity really challenge that? Here are Kerber's stats.