Carolina Wozniacki, Nick Kyrgios rise in rankings ahead of Australian Open
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Carolina Wozniacki, Nick Kyrgios rise in rankings ahead of Australian Open

Ahead of the Australian Open, Carolina Wozniacki rose to second in the WTA rankings, while Nick Kyrgios jumped four spots to 17th in the ATP rankings

tennis Updated: Jan 08, 2018 18:49 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Paris
Carolina Wozniacki,Nick Kyrgios,Australian Open
Caroline Wozniacki will be among the main contenders for the Australian Open title.(AFP)

Caroline Wozniacki climbed to number two in the WTA rankings published on Monday following a run to the final in Auckland last week.

It is the 27-year-old’s highest ranking in almost six years, when she lost the number one spot following a poor start to 2012.

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina moved up to fourth on the back of victory in Brisbane while German Julia Georges, who stunned Wozniacki in the Auckland final, climbed two places to 12th.

Romania’s Simona Halep remains on top of the rankings ahead of the start of the Australian Open in Melbourne next week.

Kyrgios up by four spots

Meanwhile, in-form Nick Kyrgios moved up four places to 17th in the ATP rankings following his victory in the Brisbane International tournament on Sunday.

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson moved up three places to 11th after reaching the final in Pune while Rafael Nadal held onto top spot ahead of Roger Federer.

First Published: Jan 08, 2018 18:47 IST