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WTA: Barbora Krejcikova enters the top-15

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PARIS, France – Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova, winner of the French Open on Saturday, has moved into the top-15 of the women’s world tennis rankings released Monday by the WTA.

Good performances on the Paris clay court offer the best progress in the weekly rankings: in addition to the 18 places gained by Krejcikova, finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova climbs 13 places to 19th and Slovenian semifinalist Tamara Zidansek 38 places (47th).

Australian Ashleigh Barty, winner in 2019 and who did not play this Grand Slam tournament in 2020, keeps her place at the top of the ranking. With her withdrawal from the second round in Paris, she sees the lead over her runner-up Naomi Osaka melt and go under 1000 points, against more than 2500 at the end of May, and this while the Japanese left the Parisian tournament after the first round.

Canadian Bianca Andreescu remained in 7th place. Her compatriot Leylah Fernandez follows at No. 66, a jump of three places. Eugenie Bouchard moved up one spot to 116th.

The players turn to grass this week with two main tournaments: a WTA 500 in Berlin and the WTA 250 in Birmingham.

WTA rankings published on Monday:

1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8245 pts

2. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 7401

3. Simona Halep (ROM) 6330

4. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 6195

5. Sofia Kenin (USA) 5865

6th Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5835

7. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 5265

8. Serena Williams (USA) 4931

9. Iga Swiatek (POL) 4435

10. Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 4285

11. Petra Kvitová (CZE) 4115 (+1)

12. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4080 (-1)

13. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 4000

14. Jennifer Brady (USA) 3840

15. Barbora Krejcíková (CZE) 3733 (+18)

16. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 3696

17. Elise Mertens (BEL) 3685 (-2)

18. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 3480

19. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 3300 (+13)

20. Kiki Bertens (NED) 3220 (-3)

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