Karolina Pliskova world no.1 as rivals wilt

Karolina Pliskova world  no.1 as rivals  wilt


PARIS: Karolina Pliskova is the new world number one in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday despite never having won a major tournament. The 25-year-old Czech jumped from third place to the top after world number two Simona Halep lost in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, and previous top ranked Angelique Kerber fell in the fourth round. Pliskova becomes number one without ever having lifted one of the four majors in tennis. She did however reach the US Open final last year, the French Open semi-finals this year and has won three tour titles in 2017: Brisbane, Doha and Eastbourne. Rankings: 1. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6855 pts, 2. Simona Halep (ROM) 6670, 3. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5975, 4. Johanna Konta (GBR) 5110, 5. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4990, 6. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4935, 7. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4780, 8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4500, 9. Venus Williams (USA) 4461, 10. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3985, 10. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3985, 11. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 3710, 12. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3530, 13. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 3155, 14. Petra Kvitová (CZE) 3135, 15. Serena Williams (USA) 2810, 16. Madison Keys (USA) 2353, 17. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2235, 18. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2160, 19. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2121 and 20. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 1955. 

 

 

Published in Daily Times, July 18th , 2017.