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Former No.1 Kerber announces pregnancy, to miss US Open

Two years later she won the grasscourt major at the All England Club for her third major title.
Former world number one Angelique Kerber is pregnant and will skip the U.S. Open, which starts in New York on Monday, the three-time Grand Slam winner from Germany said.
The left-handed Kerber, 34, last played at Wimbledon where she lost in the third round to Belgium s Elise Mertens.
She won her maiden Grand Slam at the Australian Open in 2016 before lifting the U.S. Open the same year to climb to the top of the women s world rankings.
Two years later she won the grasscourt major at the All England Club for her third major title.
“I really wanted to play the @usopen but eventually I decided that two against one just isn t a fair competition,” Kerber said in a cheeky post on Twitter on Wednesday.
“For the next months, I will take a break from travelling the globe as a tennis player but then again, I believe it s for the best possible reason! I will miss all of you.”
Angelique Kerber is a German professional tennis player.
She has been ranked as high as world No. 1, for a total of 34 weeks, and won three major titles at the 2016 Australian Open, the 2016 US Open, and the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.
She is also an Olympic silver medalist and was the year-end world number one in 2016.
Kerber made her professional debut in 2003 and began her rise to prominence upon reaching the semifinals of the 2011 US Open as the world No. 92.
An accomplished left-handed player of her time, Kerber’s ranking cracked the top 5 in 2012, and she would eventually reach the world No. 1 ranking on 12 September 2016, becoming the 22nd and oldest player to achieve the top ranking.
She has won 14 career singles titles, across all surfaces, including three major titles. She has also won a silver medal in women’s singles representing Germany at the 2016 Rio Olympics