An­gelique Ker­ber —

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No wo­man, other than Halep, can match the high­level con­sis­tency of Ker­ber for both style of play and re­sults this sea­son. The smil­ing, 30­year­old Ger­man cap­tured Wim­ble­don for her third ma­jor ti­tle. She also won Syd­ney; reached the semis at the Aus­tralian Open, East­bourne and Dubai; and made the quar­ters at the French Open, In­dian Wells, Miami, Doha and Rome. On the se­cret of her suc­cess, Chris Evert says, “Men­tally, she’s so fierce and in­tense. She’s so

solid and doesn’t give you any free points.” Ker­ber is play­ing al­most as well as she did two years ago when she fin­ished No. 1. She’ll make

ei­ther the quar­ters or semis.

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