Caroline Wozniacki back at No 1, Angelique Kerber into top 10

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Caroline Wozniacki has returned to the top of the WTA rankings on the back of her Australian Open success while Angelique Kerber is back in the top 10.

Having previously spent 67 weeks at the top of the pile, the Dane is back at No 1 six years after she achieved the feat, replacing Simona Halep, who she beat in Saturday’s final at Melbourne Park.

“It was a dream come true to rise to world No 1 in 2010, but, to do so again after so many years really makes me proud,” she said.

“To become world No 1 again after winning my first-ever Grand Slam here in Melbourne is one of the happiest and proudest moments of my career.”

Elina Svitolina from the Ukraine is the new No 3 as she swapped places with two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza, who lost in the second round of the year’s first Grand Slam.

Former Australian Open winner Kerber climbed seven places to return to the top 10 while Great Britain’s Johanna Konta dropped from nine to 11 after her early exit in Melbourne.

The other beaten semi-finalist in Australia, Elise Mertens, was also a big winner as she moved up 17 spots to 20th.

WTA top 30
1. Caroline Wozniacki 7 965 points
2. Simona Halep 7 715
3. Elina Svitolina 6 085
4. Garbine Muguruza 5 690
5. Karolina Pliskova 5 445
6. Jelena Ostapenko 4 901
7. Caroline Garcia 4 495
8. Venus Williams 4 278
9. Angelique Kerber 3 031
10. Kristina Mladenovic 2 935
11. Johanna Konta 2 825
12. Julia Goerges 2 825
13. Sloane Stephens 2 813
14. Madison Keys 2 644
15. Anastasija Sevastova 2 540
16. Ashleigh Barty 2 486
17. Svetlana Kuznetsova 2 462
18. Coco Vandeweghe 2 434
19. Magdalena Rybarikova 2 363
20. Elise Mertens 2 215
21. Elena Vesnina 2 160
22. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2 125
23. Daria Kasatkina 1 965
24. Barbora Strycova 1 940
25. Daria Gavrilova 1 820
26. Dominika Cibulkova 1740
27. Anett Kontaveit 1 740
28. Kiki Bertens 1 725
29. Petra Kvitova 1 718
30. Lucie Safarova 1 710

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