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Barty stays at No 1 in spite of Wimbledon upset

News24
15 Jul 2019, 22:12 GMT+10

Paris - Ashleigh Barty hung on to top place in the WTA Tour rankings on Monday despite crashing out of Wimbledon in the last 16.

The French Open champion, who was hoping to become the first Australian to win at the All England Club since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980, lost in three sets to the American Alison Riske.

The top three of Barty, Naomi Osaka and Karolina Pliskova remains unchanged although none of them reached the quarter-finals.

Simona Halep, who demolished Serena Williams in under an hour in Saturday's final, moves up three places to number four.

Williams also moves up one place to nine.

Former world No 1 Angelique Kerber, who lost to Lauren Davis in the second round at Wimbledon, drops out of the top 10 to 13.

Top 20 in the latest WTA Tour rankings:

1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 6 605

2. Naomi Osaka (JAP) 6 257

3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6 055

4. Simona Halep (ROU) 5 933

5. Kiki Bertens (NED) 5 130

6. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4 785

7. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4 638

8. Sloane Stephens (USA) 3 802

9. Serena Williams (USA) 3 411

10. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3 365

11. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 3 356

12. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2 963

13. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2 875

14. Qiang Wang (CHN) 2 872

15. Johanna Konta (GBR) 2 790

16. Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 2 762

17. Madison Keys (USA) 2 555

18. Caroline Wozniacki (SUI) 2 478

19. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 2 335

20. Petra Martic (CRO) 2 335

Selected:

32. Barbora Strycova (CZE) 1 750

37. Alison Riske (USA) 1 437

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