WTA Tour

Pliskova climbs in rankings, Serena back in top 10

2019-05-20 13:15
Karolina Pliskova (Getty)

Paris - Karolina Pliskova climbed five places in the WTA rankings on Monday to second after her Italian Open triumph at the weekend, with Naomi Osaka's world No 1 spot now in the Czech's sights.

The 27-year-old saw off Briton Johanna Konta to win her 13th WTA title in Rome.

She will be the second seed at the French Open, which starts on Sunday, as she looks to improve on her previous best Roland Garros performance - a semi-final run in 2017.

Osaka's lead in the rankings remains in peril, although reigning French Open champion Simona Halep dropped down to third.

Pliskova's rise has seen three-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber and Petra Kvitova slip two places and one spot respectively.

Serena Williams returned to the top 10 after playing her first match since March in Italy, despite pulling out before her scheduled second-round match with sister Venus.

Top 20 in the latest WTA Tour rankings:

1. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 6 486

2. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5 685

3. Simona Halep (ROU) 5 533

4. Kiki Bertens (NED) 5 405

5. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5 095

6. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 5 055

7. Sloane Stephens (USA) 4 552

8. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 4 430

9. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 3 967

10. Serena Williams (USA) 3 521

11. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3 500

12. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 3 136

13. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3 063

14. Madison Keys (USA) 2 965

15. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2 893

16. Wang Qiang (CHN) 2 815

17. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 2 565

18. Julia Goerges (GER) 2 520

19. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 2 465

20. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2 305

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