This Monday September 12th will be a historic day for German female tennis. Angelique Kerber will be the first German player since Steffi Graf in 1996 who is ranked number one in the WTA ranking.
Winning the Australian Open in the beginning of this year, reaching the final of Wimbledon and then winning the US Open, one could definitely say that she finally deserves it. I would even go a step further and say it is overdue for a few weeks! To “prove” this claim, I grabbed all WTA matches since 1968 (yeah, I know Angelique wasn’t even alive then) until 29 August 2016 from here and here and built my own women’s tennis ranking with the power of Google’s PageRank.