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Petra Kvitova up two places to 8th in WTA tennis rankings

Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova, who was also the champion in Madrid in 2011 and 2015, has now claimed four titles in 2018 after triumphs in St Petersburg, Doha and Prague.

tennis Updated: May 14, 2018 18:23 IST
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Czech Republic's tennis player Petra Kvitova won the Madrid Open on Saturday.
Czech Republic's tennis player Petra Kvitova won the Madrid Open on Saturday.(AFP)
         

Czech Petra Kvitova jumped two spots to eighth in the latest WTA rankings released Monday after beating Kiki Bertens to win the Madrid Open for the third time on the weekend.

Kvitova, who was also the champion in Madrid in 2011 and 2015, has now claimed four titles in 2018 after triumphs in St Petersburg, Doha and Prague.

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Losing Madrid finalist Bertens shot up five places to 15th, while Russian Maria Sharapova’s quarter-final showing meant she went up 12 spots to 40th in the rankings headed by Romania’s Simona Halep, Dane Caroline Wozniacki and Spaniard Garbine Muguruza.

WTA rankings as of May 14: 1. Simona Halep (ROM) 7,270 pts 2. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6,845 3. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6,175 4. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5,505 5. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5,425 (+1) 6. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 5,282 (-1) 7. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 5,080 8. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4,550 (+2) 9. Venus Williams (USA) 4,286 (-1) 10. Sloane Stephens (USA) 4,059 (-1).

First Published: May 14, 2018 18:22 IST