WTA Rankings: Ashleigh Barty up to No 2, Johanna Konta back in the top 20
Naomi Osaka remains top of the latest WTA Rankings despite an early exit from the French Open in the latest WTA Rankings, but Roland Garros winner Ashleigh Barty is up to career-high while Johanna Konta is back in the top 20.
Reigning Australian and US Open champion Osaka has been hanging onto top spot for a while now as the likes of Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep have squandered opportunities to overtake her in recent weeks.
But Barty is now her closest challenger after the Australian won her maiden Grand Slam when she lifted the French Open on Saturday.
The win saw her climb six places in the rankings to No 2, just 136 points adrift of Osaka, while 2018 Roland Garros winner Halep drops to No 8 after she was unable to defend her title.
Serena Williams is out of the top 10 after a third-round exit on the clay-court major while French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova jumps 22 places to 16th.
It has also been a good two weeks for Konta as the British No 1 moved up eight places to No 18 on the back of her run to the semi-finals.
WTA Rankings Top 20
1 Naomi Osaka 6,486
2 Ashleigh Barty 6,350
3 Karolina Pliskova 5,685
4 Kiki Bertens 5,345
5 Petra Kvitova 4,925
6 Angelique Kerber 4,675
7 Elina Svitolina 3,967
8 Simona Halep 3,963
9 Sloane Stephens 3,682
10 Aryna Sabalenka 3,565
11 Serena Williams 3,411
12 Anastasija Sevastova 3,366
13 Belinda Bencic 2,953
14 Caroline Wozniacki 2,833
15 Wang Qiang 2,752
16 Marketa Vondrousova 2,747
17 Madison Keys 2,615
18 Johanna Konta 2,555
19 Julia Goerges 2,400
20 Anett Kontaveit 2,335
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