Naomi Osaka retains top spot in WTA Rankings; Madison Keys jumps to 10th place after Cincinnati victory

Japanese two-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka lost to 20th placed Sofia Kenin in the quarter-finals on Sunday due to a knee injury. Her participation at the US Open is still uncertain

Agence France-Presse August 19, 2019 21:34:28 IST
Naomi Osaka retains top spot in WTA Rankings; Madison Keys jumps to 10th place after Cincinnati victory
  • Naomi Osaka holds on to the top of the WTA rankings on Monday despite injury and elimination from the Cincinnati Masters

  • Madison Keys jumped eight spots and is ranked 10th after she won Cincinnati on Sunday

  • Sloane Stephens was robbed of her 10th spot in the rankings and sits at 11th after her defeat to Svetlana Kuznetsova in Cincinatti's third round

Paris: Naomi Osaka holds on to the top of the WTA rankings on Monday despite injury and elimination from the Cincinnati Masters.

Naomi Osaka retains top spot in WTA Rankings Madison Keys jumps to 10th place after Cincinnati victory

Naomi Osaka took top spot after Ashleigh Barty's second round defeat at Canadian Open. AP

The Japanese lost to 20th placed Sofia Kenin in the quarter-finals on Sunday due to a knee injury. Her participation at the US Open is still uncertain.

Madison Keys jumped eight spots and is ranked 10th after she won Cincinnati on Sunday.

Also on the rise in an otherwise unchanged top 10 is Elina Svitolina who moved up two spots to fifth, a career-high for Ukrainian.

Sloane Stephens was robbed of her 10th spot in the rankings and sits at 11th after her defeat to Svetlana Kuznetsova in Cincinatti's third round.

Meanwhile, Kiki Bertens took two steps back to 7th place and Johanna Konta was demoted to 16th.

WTA Rankings, 19 August:

1. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 6,606 pts

2. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 6,501

3. Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 6,315

4. Simona Halep (ROU) 4,743

5. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4,492 (+2)

6. Petra Kvitová (CZE) 4,485

7. Kiki Bertens (NED) 4,325 (-2)

8. Serena Williams (USA) 3,935

9. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3,320

10. Madison Keys (USA) 3,267 (+8)

11. Sloane Stephens (USA) 3,189 (-1)

12. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 3,167 (-1)

13. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 3,008 (-1)

14. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2,870 (-1)

15. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 2,837 (-1)

16. Johanna Konta (GBR) 2,695 (-1)

17. Markéta Vondroušová (CZE) 2,651 (-1)

18. Qiang Wang (CHN) 2,593 (-1)

19. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 2,537

20. Sofia Kenin (USA) 2,460 (+2)

 

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