WTA Tour

Halep reclaims world No 1 ranking

 Simona Halep (Getty)
Simona Halep (Getty)

Paris - Simona Halep has reclaimed the world NO 1 ranking from Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki, despite pulling out of last week's Dubai Championships due to a foot injury.

Wozniacki, who was defending more points, was also absent in the United Arab Emirates. Halep is now over 400 points clear of the second-placed Dane.

Garbine Muguruza is third after reaching the semi-finals in Dubai. Dubai champion Elina Svitolina, from Ukraine, remains fourth.

Top 20 in the latest WTA Tour rankkings:

1. Simona Halep (ROM) 7 965 pts

2. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 7 525

3. Garbie Muguruza (ESP) 6 175

4. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5 480

5. Karolna Plskov (CZE) 5 080

6. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 5 000

7. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 4 625

8. Venus Williams (USA) 4 277

9. Petra Kvitov (CZE) 3 086

10. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3 055

11. Johanna Konta (GBR) 2 930

12. Julia Grges (GER) 2 910

13. Sloane Stephens (USA) 2 813

14. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 2 725

15. Madison Keys (USA) 2 703

16. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 2 486

17. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 2 433

18. Magdalna Rybrikov (SVK) 2 405

19. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2 362

20. Darya Kasatkina (RUS) 2 300

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