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Japan’s Osaka retains top place in WTA rankings

Berlin, May 13 (IANS) Japan’s Naomi Osaka continued to top the women’s tennis rankings after Simona Halep lost in the Madrid Open.

Osaka has 6,356 points ahead of Romania’s Halep with 6,117 points, Xinhua news agency reports.

German player Angelique Kerber is in third place, while Dutch player Kiki Bertens climbed from seventh to a career-high fourth position after beating Halep on Saturday in the Madrid Open.

Following are the WTA top 10 rankings (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. (1) Naomi Osaka, Japan, 6,356 points

2. (3) Simona Halep, Romania, 6,117

3. (4) Angelique Kerber, Germany, 5,285

4. (7) Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 5,115

5. (2) Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, 5,050

6. (6) Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 4,866

7. (5) Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 4,786

8. (8) Sloane Stephens, United States, 4,656

9. (9) Ashleigh Barty, Australia, 4,425

10. (10) Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus, 3,500



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