Olympic champion Bencic up to 11 in WTA rankings | Inquirer Sports

Olympic champion Bencic up to 11 in WTA rankings

/ 09:02 PM August 09, 2021

Belinda Bencic Tokyo Olympics

Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic celebrates after defeating Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova during their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women’s singles tennis final match at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 31, 2021. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

Olympic champion Belinda Bencic climbed one place in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday but the Swiss remains one place outside the top 10.

The Czech Marketa Vondrousova, who collected silver, remains at 42 while bronze medalist Elina Svitolina of Ukraine also moved up one place to number five.

The biggest faller was the Canadian Bianca Andreescu, who slipped three places from fifth to eighth.

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Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty continues to dominate at the top even though she has not played since her early elimination in Tokyo at the end of July.

Serena Williams dropped four places to number 20.

Fellow-American Danielle Collins moved up eight spots to 28th following her win in San Jose on Sunday while Germany’s Andrea Petkovic, who picked up her first WTA title since 2015 in Cluj, jumped 23 places to 68th.

Losing finalist, Egyptian Mayar Sherif, gained 22 places and entered the top 100 for the first time at 97.

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WTA ranking as of August 9

1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 9,635 pts

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2. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 7,146

3. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 6,845

4. Sofia Kenin (USA) 5,345

5. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5,035 (+1)

6. Karolína Plísková (CZE) 4,850 (+1)

7. Iga Swiatek (POL) 4,550 (+1)

8. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4,431 (-3)

9. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4,165

10. Barbora Krejcíková (CZE) 4,113 (+1)

11. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4,035 (+1)

12. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3,985 (+1)

13. Simona Halep (ROM) 3,925 (-3)

14. Jennifer Brady (USA) 3,770

15. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 3,766

16. Elise Mertens (BEL) 3,580 (+1)

17. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 3,390 (+1)

18. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 3,295 (+1)

19. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 3,083 (+1)

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20. Serena Williams (USA) 3,056 (-4)

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