Names & Faces: Spike Lee, Angelique Kerber. Kaepernick’s season-long protest of the national anthem ahead of 49ers games became a topic of national debate last year. The 29-year-old German is back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, reclaiming that spot from Serena Williams. Williams reclaimed No. 1 in late January when she won the Australian Open for her 23rd Grand Slam title.