Barty remains top in WTA rankings; Wimbledon champ Halep fourth

Berlin (dpa) - Ash Barty remained first in the women's tennis rankings despite a fourth round exit at Wimbledon, while champion Simona Halep climbed three places into fourth in Monday's WTA list.

The French Open champion Barty has 6,605 points and remains ahead of Naomi Osaka (6,257) and Karolina Pliskova (6,055) in an unchanged top three.
Halep meanwhile rose from seventh to fourth after beating Serena Williams in Saturday's final for her first Wimbledon title.
Williams climbed from 10th to ninth despite missing out on a record-equalling 24th title at the majors again while last year's Wimbledon champ Angelique Kerber plunged from fifth to 13th after a second-round exit.
WTA top 10 as of July 15 (previous ranking in parenthesis):
1. (1) Ashleigh Barty, Australia, 6,605 points
2. (2) Naomi Osaka, Japan, 6,257
3. (3) Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 6,055
4. (7) Simona Halep, Romania, 5,933
5. (4) Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 5,130
6. (6) Petra Kvitova, Chech Republic, 4,785
7. (8) Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 4,638
8. (9) Sloane Stephens, United States, 3,802
9. (10) Serena Williams, United States, 3,411
10. (11) Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus, 3,365


Monday, July 15th 2019

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