WTA Tour

Osaka rockets up WTA Tour rankings

2018-03-19 14:12
Naomi Osaka (Getty)

Paris - Surprise Indian Wells winner Naomi Osaka leaped 22 places in the world rankings released on Monday while Jelena Ostapenko burst into the top five for the first time.

Osaka, 20, moved from 44th spot to 22nd after defeating Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 6-2 in Sunday's final.

Ostapenko, also 20, moved up a place to fifth as Karolina Pliskova, beaten in the Indian Wells quarter-finals by Osaka, slipped to sixth.

Simona Halep retained top spot despite her elimination in the semi-finals in California.

Top 20 in the latest WTA Tour rankings:

1. Simona Halep (ROU) 8 290

2. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 7 430

3. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 5 970

4. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5 425

5. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 4 971

6. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4 905

7. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 4 625

8. Venus Williams (USA) 4 452

9. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3 151

10. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3 150

11. Darya Kasatkina (RUS) 2 940

12. Sloane Stephens (USA) 2 938

13. Julia Goerges (GER) 2 910

14. Johanna Konta (GBR) 2 875

15. Madison Keys (USA) 2 593

16. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 2 488

17. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2 405

18. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 2 395

19. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 2 280

20. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 2 198

Selected:

22. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 2 105

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