WTA Tour

Madrid champion Kvitova up 2 places in rankings

2018-05-14 10:51
Petra Kvitova (AP)

Paris - Czech Petra Kvitova jumped two spots to eighth in the latest WTA Tour rankings released on Monday after beating Kiki Bertens to win the Madrid Open for the third time on the weekend.

Kvitova, who was also the champion in Madrid in 2011 and 2015, has now claimed four titles in 2018 after triumphs in St Petersburg, Doha and Prague.

Losing Madrid finalist Bertens shot up five places to 15th, while Russian Maria Sharapova's quarter-final showing meant she went up 12 spots to 40th in the rankings headed by Romania's Simona Halep, Dane Caroline Wozniacki and Spaniard Garbine Muguruza.

Top 20 in the latest WTA Tour rankings:

1. Simona Halep (ROM) 7 270

2. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6 845

3. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6 175

4. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5 505

5. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5 425

6. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 5 282

7. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 5 080

8. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4 550

9. Venus Williams (USA) 4 286

10. Sloane Stephens (USA) 4 059

11. Julia Goerges (GER) 3 090

12. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2 905

13. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 2 775

14. Madison Keys (USA) 2 722

15. Kiki Bertens (NED) 2 570

16. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 2 533

17. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2 525

18. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 2 328

19. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 2 225

20. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2 180

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