French Open

Nadal plummets to 10th in rankings

2015-06-08 12:09
Rafael Nadal (AFP)

Paris - Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal's loss in the quarter-finals dropped him three places to No 10 in Monday's ATP rankings, his lowest spot since April 2005, while champion Stan Wawrinka rose from No 9 to No 4.

Novak Djokovic maintained a healthy lead at No 1, despite losing to Wawrinka on Sunday in the final at Roland Garros. That prevented Djokovic from completing a career Grand Slam.

It was Djokovic who beat Nadal this year, ending the Spaniard's 39-match French Open winning streak.

Wawrinka's 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 victory in the final - a year after he lost in the first round in Paris - gave him a second major title. He also won the 2014 Australian Open.

No 2 Roger Federer, No 3 Andy Murray and No 5 Kei Nishikori did not move in the rankings.

Serena Williams' third French Open championship and 20th Grand Slam title overall increased her margin at No 1 in the WTA rankings.

Lucie Safarova, the runner-up in Paris, moved from No 13 to a career-best No 7 after reaching her first Grand Slam final. Timea Bacsinszky, who pushed an ailing Williams to three sets in the semifinals, climbed nine spots to No 15, her top ranking.

Maria Sharapova fell from No 2 to No 4 after losing to Safarova in the fourth round as the defending champion.

Petra Kvitova went up two places to No 2, while Simona Halep remained at No 3, and Caroline Wozniacki at No 5.

WTA Top 20

1. Serena Williams (USA) 11 291 pts

2. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 6 870 (+2)

3. Simona Halep (ROM) 6 130

4. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 5 950 (-2)

5. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 5 000

6. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 4 305 (+1)

7. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 4 055 (+6)

8. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 3 620 (+1)

9. Carla Suarez (ESP) 3 345 (-1)

10. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3 120 (+1)

11. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 3 118 (-5)

12. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 3 010

13. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 2 765 (+1)

14. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 2 660 (-4)

15. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 2 628 (+9)

16. Venus Williams (USA) 2 586 (-1)

17. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2 405 (+4)

18. Madison Keys (USA) 2 395 (-2)

19. Sabine Lisicki (GER) 2 165

20. Sara Errani (ITA) 2 140 (-3)

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