Post-Wimbledon WTA Rankings: Angelique Kerber up to No 4, Serena Williams leaps 153 places

Serena Williams congratulates Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber returned to No 4 in the world on the back of her Wimbledon win, but Serena Williams was undoubtedly the big overall winner.

Kerber won her first title at Wimbledon and her third Grand Slam title when she beat Williams 6-3, 6-3 in the showpiece at the All England Club on Saturday afternoon.

As a result, the former world No 1 moved up six places in the WTA Rankings to No 4.

Williams, meanwhile, jumped 153 places to No 28 in the world after her run to the final. The American fell to as low as 453 in the world after taking time out of the game due to the birth of her daughter Olympia.

The top two remain unchanged with Simona Halep leading Caroline Wozniacki, but Sloane Stephens is up to career-high No 3 despite losing in the first round at SW19.

Garbine Muguruza was a big loser as the 2017 Wimbledon winner lost in the second round and dropped four places to No 7 in the world rankings.

Meanwhile, British No 1 Johanna Konta has slipped 26 places in the rankings to No 50 after suffering a second-round exit.

WTA top 20 rankings:
1 Simona Halep (Romania) 7,571
2 Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6,740
3 Sloane Stephens (United States) 5,463
4 Angelique Kerber (Germany) 5,305
5 Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 5,020
6 Caroline Garcia (France) 4,730
7 Garbine Muguruza (Spain) 4,620
8 Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 4,550
9 Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 4,485
10 Julia Goerges (Germany) 3,980
11 Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) 3,787
12 Madison Keys (United States) 3,596
13 Daria Kasatkina (Russia) 3,525
14 Venus Williams (United States) 2,801
15 Elise Mertens (Belgium) 2,755
16 Ashleigh Barty (Australia) 2,555
17 Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 2,510
18 Naomi Osaka (Japan) 2,350
19 Coco Vandeweghe (United States) 2,183
20 Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) 1,975
28 Serena Williams (United States) 1,615