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Kerber up to second behind injured Halep in rankings

Angelique Kerber (Getty Images)
Angelique Kerber (Getty Images)

Paris - Germany's Angelique Kerber moved up to second place in the latest WTA Tour rankings released on Monday behind injured world No 1 Simona Halep.

It's the highest ranking since July 2017 for Wimbledon champion Kerber, who is gunning to win this week's WTA Finals in Singapore.

But Halep, missing from Singapore, is secure in top spot and will end the season as number one thanks to a points difference of 6 921 to 5 375 for the German.

Along with Halep, Serena Williams will also miss the Singapore event which brings together eight of the top women's players.

In an early shock in Singapore, defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, who slipped from two to three in the latest rankings, was beaten 6-2, 6-4 by Karolina Pliskova.

Top 20 in the latest women's WTA Tour rankings:

1. Simona Halep (ROU) 6 921

2. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5 375

3. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 5 086

4. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 4 740

5. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4 255

6. Sloane Stephens (USA) 3 943

7. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 3 850

8. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 3 840

9. Kiki Bertens (NED) 3 710

10. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 3 315

11. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 3 185

12. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3 145

13. Elise Mertens (BEL) 3 065

14. Julia Goerges (GER) 2 995

15. Serena Williams (USA) 2 976

16. Madison Keys (USA) 2 817

17. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 2 725

18. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 2 600

19. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 2 420

20. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 2 375

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