WTA rankings: Bianca Adreescu makes huge leap, Naomi Osaka keeps number one

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Bianca Andreescu - boost in WTA rankings

Bianca Andreescu has soared in the new WTA rankings following her sensational Indian Wells tittle, but Naomi Osaka continues to lead the way.

The 18-year-old was a wildcard entry but ended up winning the whole tournament, defeating Angelique Kerber in the final.

That success has seen her climb to 24th in the latest rankings, an incredible rise considering just last October she was ranked 243rd in the world.

Kerber has also benefited from her run to the final at Indian Wells, jumping four places to number four.

Simona Halep continues to slide, though, with Petra Kvitova taking her number two spot.

Serena Williams, meanwhile, has hung onto her spot in the top ten, and Bianca Bencic has been rewarded for her recent fine form with breaking back into the top 20.

WTA rankings (March 18, 2019):

1. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 5,991 pts

2. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 5,550 (+1)

3. Simona Halep (ROU) 5,457 (-1)

4. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5,315 (+4)

5. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5,225 (+1)

6. Sloane Stephens (USA) 5,222 (-2)

7. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5,145 (-2)

8. Kiki Bertens (NED) 4,995 (-1)

9. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3,620

10. Serena Williams (USA) 3,406

11. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 3,395 (+1)

12. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 3,270 (-1)

13. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3,007

14. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2,800 (+2)

15. Julia Goerges (GER) 2,780

16. Madison Keys (USA) 2,726 (+1)

17. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 2,635 (+3)

18. Wang Qiang (CHN) 2,607

19. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 2,465 (+2)

20. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2,420 (+3)


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