WTA Rankings: Serena Williams back into top ten, but Karolina Pliskova is the biggest mover

Karolina Pliskova - Italian Open win boost to WTA rankings

Serena Williams and Karolina Pliskova were the big winners in the new WTA rankings that were posted on Monday.

Williams withdrew from the Italian Open with injury, but her first round win was enough to see her climb back into the world’s top ten, easing out Aryna Sabalenka.

Naomi Osaka managed to retain the top spot, mainly due to Simona Halep’s shock first round exit.

Karolina Pliskova was the biggest mover, though. The Czech ace beat Johanna Konta to claim the crown in Rome and it has been enough to see her leap five places to second.

Meanwhile, Ashleigh Barty’s ascent continued, as she jumped another place to eighth.

WTA rankings (May 20, 2019)

1. Naomi Osaka 6,486 pts
2. Karolina Pliskova 5,685 (+5)
3. Simona Halep 5,533 (-1)
4. Kiki Bertens 5,405
5. Angelique Kerber 5,095 (-2)
6. Petra Kvitova 5,055 (-1)
7. Sloane Stephens 4,552 (+1)
8. Ashleigh Barty 4,430 (+1)
9. Elina Svitolina 3,967 (-3)
10. Serena Williams 3,521 (+1)

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