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Australian Barty continues to lead the world ranking of women’s tennis

Australian Barty continues to lead the world ranking of women’s tennis

The Australian Ashleigh Barty, elected WTA Player of the Year 2019 and who fell in January in the semifinals of the Australian Open (first Grand Slam of the year), remains at the top of women’s tennis, leading the ranking for the 24th consecutive week the organization reported on Monday.

Barty, the 2019 winner of the Roland Garros Open, is the first Australian to top the women’s rankings since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976.

They are followed in the world ranking by Romanian Simona Halep and Czech Karolina Pliskova, in that order.

Canadian Bianca Andreescu, winner of the 2019 US Open (last Grand Slam of the year), rose to fifth place.

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For her part, the Spanish-Venezuelan Garbiñe Muguruza remains in the Top 20 after falling in the final of the Australian Open in January against the American Sofia Kenin, who entered the Top-10 (7th). Muguruza continued in 16th place. His compatriot Carla Suárez Navarro fell to 59 this week.

American Serena Williams remains in the Top-10 by occupying the ninth place.

Among the Latin American women, the Puerto Rican Mónica Puig, Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro-2016, fell from 83 to 86.

WTA standings for Monday, February 17, 2020:

1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8367 points

2. Simona Halep (ROU) 5796

3. Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 5290

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4. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4720

5. Bianca Andresscu (CAN) 4665

6. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4650

7. Sofia Kenin (USA) 4495

8. Kiki Bertens (HOL) 4335

9. Serena Williams (USA) 3915

10. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 3626

11. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3962

12. Madison Keys (USA) 2962

13. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 2820

14. Johanna Konta (GBR) 2753

15. Petra Martic (CRO) 2586

16. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 2527

17. Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 2431

18. Alison Riske (USA) 2360

19. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 2141

20. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2090

59. Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 994

80. Sara Sorribe (ESP) 767

86. Monica Puig (PUR) 750

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93. Paola Badosa (ESP) 698. AFP

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