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Cincinnati winner Muguruza climbs to third

Garbine Muguruza (AP)
Garbine Muguruza (AP)

Paris - Cincinnati winner Garbine Muguruza of Spain has climbed three places to third in the latest WTA rankings published on Monday.

The Wimbledon champion beat Simona Halep in Sunday's final, that defeat thwarting the Romanian's bid to overhaul Karolina Pliskova as world number one a week before the final Grand Slam of the season at the US Open.

WTA rankings on August 21

1. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6.390 pts

2. Simona Halep (ROM) 6.385

3. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 5.860 (+3)

4. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5.650

5. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 5.350

6. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5.146 (-3)

7. Johanna Konta (GBR) 4.750

8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4.410

9. Venus Williams (USA) 4.216

10. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3.855

11. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 3.580

12. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3.436

13. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3.250

14. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 3.155

15. Serena Williams (USA) 2.810

16. Madison Keys (USA) 2.343 (+1)

17. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2.315 (-1)

18. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2.185

19. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 2.135

20. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2.025

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