WTA Tour

Kvitova closes in on Top 10

Petra Kvitova (Getty Images)
Petra Kvitova (Getty Images)

Paris - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved up to 12th in the WTA Tour rankings released on Monday as she made a winning comeback from a knife attack by lifting the Birmingham title.

The 27-year-old Czech was playing just her second tournament since recovering from severe injuries to her left playing hand suffered while fighting off a knife-wielding burglar at her home in December.

Kvitova - who hit a career-high number two ranking in October 2011 - will be bidding to add to her two Wimbledon titles in 2011 and 2014 starting on July 3.

Birmingham runner-up Ashleigh Barty of Australia moved up 23 places to 54th in the rankings dominated by Germany's Angelique Kerber ahead of Romanian Simona Halep and Czech Karolina Pliskova.

Latest WTA Tour rankings:

1. Angelique Kerber (GER) 6.965

2. Simona Halep (ROM) 6.850

3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6.386

4. Serena Williams (USA) 4.810

5. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4.765

6. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4.345

7. Johanna Konta (GBR) 4.325

8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4.310

9. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 4.010

10. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3.985

11. Venus Williams (USA) 3.941

12. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3.135

13. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 3.095

14. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3.080

15. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 3.060

16. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2.777

17. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2.580

18. Madison Keys (USA) 2.523

19. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2.325

20. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 1.873

Selected:

54. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 1.060

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