WTA Tour

Melbourne winner Kenin breaks into Top 10

Sofia Kenin (AFP)
Sofia Kenin (AFP)

Paris - Sofia Kenin's rise to a career-high seventh in the world after her surprise Australian Open triumph was confirmed on Monday with the publication of the latest WTA rankings.

The unheralded American jumped eight places into a top 10 headed by Ashleigh Barty following Saturday's stunning 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Garbine Muguruza in Melbourne.

Australian Barty, who fell to 21-year-old Kenin in the semi-finals, retained her position as world number one ahead of Simona Halep, who replaced Karolina Pliskova, ousted in the third round.

Top 20 in the latest WTA Tour rankings:

1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8 367

2. Simona Halep (ROU) 6 101

3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5 290

4. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4 775

5. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4 675

6. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4 665

7. Sofia Kenin (USA) 4 495

8. Kiki Bertens (NED) 3 965

9. Serena Williams (USA) 3 915

10. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 3 626

11. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3 466

12. Madison Keys (USA) 2 962

13. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 2 820

14. Johanna Konta (GBR) 2 753

15. Petra Martic (CRO) 2 586

16. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 2 527

17. Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 2 430

18. Alison Riske (USA) 2 360

19. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2 360

20. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2 175

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