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Live Reporting

By Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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    The fans have departed, as have the players, which means it's time for us to wave goodbye. Thanks, as always, for joining us. 

    That wonderful final was not the end, of course, as Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka will battle it out on Sunday for the men's title. It should be equally as  entertaining so join us again in under 24 hours. 

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    Tom Kirkham: Yes @AngeliqueKerber you amazing incredible lady now a 2 time grand slam winner and of course new world number one.

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  4. Kerber wins US Open

    Kerber, who was already guaranteed to become world number one on Monday, poses with the trophy for a pack of demanding photographers. She moves to trophy to the right, then lifts it up, then kisses it. It's all done with a smile, of course. Red and blue bunting is scattered on the court, Stars and Stripes flags remain on court. 

    The crowd have filtered out of the stadium, but Kerber's celebrations are only just beginning. 

    Angelique Kerber
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    Jill Craybas

    Former world number 39 on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Leading into the US Open a lot of people had Kerber as the favourite and with year she has had, she deserves to be number one and to be the US Open champion. 

    She has played incredible tennis throughout this fortnight.

    Angelique Kerber of Germany
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  8. It's incredible - Kerber

    Kerber holds back the tears as she speaks. "It's incredible," she says. "I'm standing here with a second Grand Slam trophy and it means so much to me. 

    "First of all, congrats to Karolina, you've had an amazing two weeks. For sure you have a great future. It's always tought to play against her. I was trying to stay in the moment, be aggressive, I was just trying to enjoy the final. It's an amazing stadium. 

    "It means a lot ot me. When I was a kid I was always dreaming to be the number one player in the world and to win Grand Slams and today's the day. All my dreams came true today and I'm just trying to enjoy the moment." 

  9. 'I'm happy with the way I played'

    Pliskova is asked what she has found out about herself in this final. She replies: "I found out I can play my best tennis on the big stages."

    Of Kerber, Pliskova says: "She proved she's the world number one. It was a great match and a great honour to play with you. I knew it was going to be difficult, but I found myself some power in the second set. Even though I couldn't get the win I'm really proud of myself, happy with the way I played in the last two weeks and hopefully many more finals are to come."

    Karolina Pliskova
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  11. Kerber wins US Open final

    Kerber's previous best performance at Flushing Meadows was a run to the semi-finals in 2011 but in her first final on Arthur Ashe, the German has come away with the title and become the first German to secure the crown since Steffi Graf won the last of her five US Open titles in 1996. 

    Angelique Kerber
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    Kerber 6-3 4-6 6-4 Pliskova

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    Jeff Tarango

    Former professional tennis player on 5 live sports extra

    It feels great to have Germany back dedicated to tennis. 

    It has been a long time since the Becker Graf days.

    Angelique Kerber
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    Kerber 6-3 4-6 6-4 Pliskova

    Jeff Tarango

    Former professional tennis player on 5 live sports extra

    Kerber has got to be the favourite to defend her title at the Australian Open.

    She showed what a champion she is.

    Angelique Kerber
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    Kerber 6-3 4-6 6-4 Pliskova

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    What an extraordinary year Kerber has had.

    Experience got her over the line there.

    Angelique Kerber
  17. Kerber wins US Open

    Kerber celebrates by running towards her camp, embracing her mum and others in her team before a security guard guides her back to the court. 

    When Kerber takes to her seat and the enormity of her feat hits her, the new world number one hides her face in her hands and sobs. Two Grand Slam titles for Kerber this year, the Australian and US Open - what an achievement. 

  18. Game, set and match - Kerber wins US Open

    *Kerber 6-3 4-6 6-4 Pliskova

    Pliskova, in her first Grand Slam final, is serving to stay in the match. Whistles from the fans as they prepare for what could be the final game of this wonderful match. 

    Not the best of starts for Pliskova. This could be Kerber's time. Pliskova drags a backhand into the tramlines and the German is 30-0 up. The Czech's game faltering - a makeable overhead into the tape - three championship points. 

    One will do. Pliskova wide. Kerber falls to her knees. She is the US Open champion. 

    Angelique Kerber of Germany reacts
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    Kerber 6-3 4-6 5-4 Pliskova*

    We've crept into the third hour of this match and we're still unsure who is going to win. Kerber rattles off three points in succession -  a humdinger of a winner down the line for 40-0. She easily holds, returning to her chair knowing that a slip up from Pliskova in the next game will secure her victory. 

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    *Kerber 6-3 4-6 4-4 Pliskova

    A clench of the first from Pliskova as she secures the opening point. She can breathe a little easier, but not for long as Kerber restores parity at 30-30. Messy from Pliskova, a series of stiff backhands at the net, but Kerber cannot take advantage. The second seed goes long and the Czech is off the hook. 

    From 40-30 to deuce. Pliskova cannot afford to lose this game. Another clench of the first as she forces Kerber off the court. From highs to lows, though, advantage to deuce. Pliskova, and the spectators, gripped by anxiety, but the Czech pulls through, bullying Kerber at the net. A vitally important hold. 

    Karolina Pliskova