WTA Rankings: Osaka rises to top, Sabelanka makes top 10 debut

By Michael Duah
WTA Rankings: Osaka rises to top, Sabelanka makes top 10 debut
WTA Rankings: Osaka rises to top, Sabelanka makes top 10 debut

Naomi Osaka, winner of the Australian Open, has jumped to the top of women's tennis with her beaten opponent Petra Kvitova rising to second in Monday's WTA rankings.

Osaka, who became a two-time major champion on Saturday in Melbourne, rises from No.4 to No.1, while Petra Kvitova rises from No.6 to No.2. 

Aryna Sabalenka hits a career-high ranking and makes her Top 10 debut at No.10, while Ash Barty rises to No.14. Other career-high rankings go to China’s Wang Qiang, who rises to 18, American Danielle Collins, who is up to 23.

Teenagers also made big noise in this week’s rankings as 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska makes her Top 10 debut at 47, while 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova rises to No.62 and 18-year-old Bianca Andreescu rises to 68. Yastremska, Anisimova, and Andreescu are not the three highest teenagers in the WTA rankings. 

Read also: Tennis: Naomi Osaka Wins Australian Open; ascends to WTA World No.1 ranking

WTA RANKINGS. 

1. Naomi Osaka (Japan) 7,030 pts (+3)

2. Petra Kvitova (Czech Rep) 6,290 (+4)

3. Simona Halep (Romania) 5,582 (-2)

4. Sloane Stephens (USA) 5,307 (+1)

5. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Rep) 5,100 (+3)

6. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 4,965 (-4)

7. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 4,940

8. Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 4,430 (+1)

9. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 3,566 (-6)

10. Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus) 3,485 (+1)

11. Serena Williams (USA) 3,406 (+5)

12. Darya Kasatkina (Russia) 3,355 (-2)

13. Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia) 3,330 (-1)

14. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 3,285 (+1)

15. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 3,035 (+3)

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