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Petra Kvitova usurps Simona Halep, snatches world number two spot

Thanks to her win in Sunday’s Stuttgart WTA tournament final, her second victory on clay this season, Kvitova is just 136 points adrift of top-ranked Naomi Osaka, eliminated in the semis in Germany.

tennis Updated: Apr 29, 2019 15:39 IST
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Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova poses with the trophy as she celebrates victory over Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in their final match at the WTA Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on April 28, 2019
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova poses with the trophy as she celebrates victory over Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in their final match at the WTA Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on April 28, 2019(AFP)
         

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic snatched world number two spot from Romanian rival Simona Halep in the latest WTA rankings released Monday.

Thanks to her win in Sunday’s Stuttgart WTA tournament final, her second victory on clay this season, Kvitova is just 136 points adrift of top-ranked Naomi Osaka, eliminated in the semis in Germany.

WTA rankins released Monday:

1. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 6151 pts

2. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 6015 (+1)

3. Simona Halep (ROU) 5682 (-1)

4. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5220 (+1)

5. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5111 (-1)

6. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4921

7. Kiki Bertens (NED) 4765

8. Sloane Stephens (USA) 4386

9. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 4275

10. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3520

11. Serena Williams (USA) 3461

12. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3362

13. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 3185

14. Madison Keys (USA) 3010

15. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 2965

16. Qiang Wang (CHN) 2812

17. Julia Görges (GER) 2630

18. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2580

19. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2540 (+1)

20. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 2525 (-1)

First Published: Apr 29, 2019 15:36 IST