Kerber beats Pliskova to win US Open title

NEW YORK: Germany's second seeded Angelique Kerber beat Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-3 4-6 6-4 to win the US Open final on Saturday, and collect her second grand slam title of the year.

Angelique Kerber climaxed a dream season at the US Open on Saturday, performing as the champion she has become through hard work, patience and a love of the game.

Kerber wiped tears of joy and relief from her eyes before accepting a winner's cheque for $3.5 million and a gleaming silver trophy after fighting back to beat Karolina Pliskova in a display worthy of the new number one player in women's tennis.

She finished the match by winning the last eight points, breaking Pliskova at love.

Kerber said the enormity of winning her second slam of the year and attaining world number one would probably not sink in until a quiet moment after she boarded her flight home.

She was asked about the lessons of her journey.

"You have to believe in your dreams. You have to go with a lot of patience," she said.

Asked what she might pass on to her children one day about achieving their dreams, Kerber said. "I think I will show a few videos to my children in a few years.

"And I don't know, just tell them, just believe in yourself and do what you really love."