Garbine Muguruza rises to No. 2, behind Williams, after French Open title

  • AP, Paris
  • Updated: Jun 06, 2016 17:30 IST
Spain's Garbine Muguruza poses for photographers with her French Open 2016 trophy. (AFP Photo)

French Open champion Garbine Muguruza jumped two spots to a career-high No. 2 in the WTA rankings on Monday, while runner-up Serena Williams remained at No. 1, where she’s been for more than three years.

Muguruza’s straight-set victory over Serena Williams in Saturday’s final gave the 22-year-old Spaniard her first Grand Slam title. It was her second major final, following a loss to Williams at Wimbledon a year ago.

Novak Djokovic, who won his fourth consecutive major title by beating Andy Murray in the French Open final Sunday, added to his lead atop the ATP rankings. Djokovic has more ranking points than No. 2 Murray and No. 3 Roger Federer combined.

Rafael Nadal rose to No. 4, swapping places with No. 5 Stan Wawrinka, who won the 2015 French Open and lost to Murray in this year’s semifinals.

Dominic Thiem, a 22-year-old from Austria who lost to Djokovic in his first Grand Slam semifinal, climbed to a career-best No. 7 from No. 15.

In men’s doubles, Nicolas Mahut is the new No. 1, going up from No. 2. The 34-year-old Frenchman is best known for participating in the longest singles match in tennis history, a 70-68 fifth-set loss to John Isner at Wimbledon in 2010.

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