Serena climbs whopping 153 spots in rankings

Serena Williams (Getty)
Serena Williams (Getty)

London - Simona Halep retained the number one spot in the latest women's rankings despite losing in the third round at Wimbledon, but below her the upsets at the grass-court major caused turmoil.

Winner Angelique Kerber jumped six places to fourth, while the two women who contested the 2017 final both fell sharply after failing to match that performance.

Venus Williams, the beaten finalist last time, lost in the third round and dropped five places to 14. Reigning champion Garbine Muguruza fell in the second round and lost four places to number seven.

The biggest gainer was Serena Williams who reached the final in just the fourth tournament of her comeback following daughter Olympia's birth in September and leapt 153 places to 28.

Top 20 in the latest ATP Tour world rankings:

1. Simona Halep (ROU) 7 57

2. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6 740

3. Sloane Stephens (USA) 5 463

4. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5 305

5. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5 020

6. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 4 730

7. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4 620

8. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4 550

9. Karolína Pliskova (CZE) 4 485

10. Julia Goerges (GER) 3 980

11. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3 787

12. Madison Keys (USA) 3 596

13. Darya Kasatkina (RUS) 3 525

14. Venus Williams (USA) 2 801

15. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2 755

16. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 2 555

17. Kiki Bertens (NED) 2 510

18. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 2 350

19. CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) 2 183

20. Barbora Strycova (CZE) 1 975

Also:

28. Serena Williams (USA) 1 615

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