WTA Tour

Sharapova shoots up rankings after Tianjin win

2017-10-16 12:40
Maria Sharapova (Getty)

Paris - Maria Sharapova has shot up the women's world rankings following her victory in Tianjin on Sunday, rising 29 places to 57th in the latest WTA Tour's list.

The 30-year-old former world number one triumphed 7-5, 7-6 (10/8) against teenager Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus to claim her first title since serving a 15-month doping ban.

Sharapova will hope to build on that victory this week in Moscow after being handed a wildcard for the Kremlin Cup.

The top 10 remains unchanged, with Romania's Simona Halep on top ahead of Spain's Garbine Muguruza.

Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova climbs three places to 18th after beating Daria Gavrilova in the Hong Kong Open final at the weekend.

Czech Barbora Strycova, winner of her second WTA Tour title in Linz on Sunday, climbs just one place to 25th.

Top 20 in the latest WTA Tour list:

1. Simona Halep (ROU) 6,175 pts

2. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6,135

3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5,605

4. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5,465

5. Venus Williams (USA) 4,642

6. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4,540

7. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 4,510

8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3,950

9. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 3,860

10. Johanna Konta (GBR) 3,795

11. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3,122

12. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 3,110

13. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 2,910

14. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 2,819

15. Sloane Stephens (USA) 2,722

16. Madison Keys (USA) 2,713

17. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 2,532

18. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2,425

19. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 2,340

20. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2,300

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