WTA Tour

Sharapova on the rise ahead of French Open

2018-05-21 14:17
Maria Sharapova (Getty)

Paris - Maria Sharapova's run to the Italian Open semi-finals has earned her an 11-place jump to 29th in the latest WTA Tour rankings released on Monday. 

While Sharapova was moving up the charts Elina Svitolina remained at No 4 despite her successful title defence in Rome. 

Beaten finalist Simona Halep retains her No 1 spot with Caroline Wozniacki in second and Garbine Muguruza in third. 

For Sharapova, this latest jump came after her 12-rung climb following her progress to the quarter-finals in Madrid the week before. 

The Russian former world No 1 and five-time Grand Slam champion is hitting her stride just at the right time with the French Open starting next Monday.

Top 20 in the latest WTA Tour rankings:

1. Simona Halep (ROM) 7 270

2. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6 935

3. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6 010

4. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5 505

5. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 5 382

6. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5 335

7. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 5 170

8. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4 550

9. Venus Williams (USA) 4 201

10. Sloane Stephens (USA) 4 164

11. Julia Grges (GER) 3 090

12. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3 040

13. Madison Keys (USA) 2 826

14. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 2 825

15. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 2 533

16. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2 525

17. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 2 328

18. Kiki Bertens (NED) 2 250

19. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 2 225

20. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2 225

Selected:

29. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 1 513

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