WTA Tour

Kvitova moves past Halep in rankings

2016-04-25 13:14
Petra Kvitova (AFP)

Paris - Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has moved past Simona Halep into sixth place in the latest WTA world rankings.

Halep of Romania crashed out early in a second round upset to Germany's Laura Siegemund in Stuttgart last week, while Czech player Kvitova made it to the semi-finals where she lost to eventual winner Angelique Kerber.

That was the only positional change in the top 10 with Serena Williams still comfortably ahead atop the rankings. Australian Open champion Kerber stays in third, but has closed the gap on second-placed Agnieszka Radwanska to just 35 points

WTA top 20

1. Serena Williams (USA) 8 625 pts

2. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5 775

3. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5 740

4. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4 876

5. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 4 530

6. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3 947 (+1)

7. Simona Halep (ROM) 3 660 (-1)

8. Roberta Vinci (ITA) 3 615

9. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3 431

10. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 3 340

11. Carla Suarez (ESP) 3 160

12. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 3 033

13. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3 010

14. Venus Williams (USA) 2 941

15. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 2 735 (+1)

16. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 2 714 (-1)

17. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2 700

18. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 2 590

19. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 2 585

20. Sara Errani (ITA) 2 505

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