Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu has broken into the top five of the Women’s Tennis Professionals (WTA) rankings after lifting her maiden Grand Slam title at the 2019 US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.
On Sunday, Andreescu dashed American tennis star Serena Williams’ hopes of matching Australian great Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles with a nerve-jangling 6-3, 7-5 win in the summit showdown of the women’s singles event at Arthur Ashe Stadium that lasted one hour and 40 minutes.
Andreescu, who was standing at the 200th spot in the world rankings a year ago, has climbed up ten places to occupy fifth place in the women’s singles rankings.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Ashleigh Barty–who made a fourth-round finish at the US Open–has reclaimed the top spot in the WTA rankings less than a month after losing the same to Japan’s Naomi Osaka.
Osaka, whose title defence at the US Open ended in the last-16 round, has dropped by three places to occupy fourth spot, the ATP reported.
Czech’s Karolina Pliskova and Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina are standing at the third and fourth place, respectively.
The latest WTA top 10 are:
1. Ashleigh Barty (Australia) 6,501 pts
2. Karolina Pliskova (Czech) 6,125
3. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 5,032
4. Naomi Osaka (Japan) 4,846
5. Bianca Andreescu (Canada) 4,835
6. Simona Halep (Romania) 4,803
7. Petra Kvitova (Czech) 4,326
8. Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 4,325
9. Serena Williams (USA) 3,935
10. Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) 3,738
Source: Zee News