WTA Tour

Stephens breaks into WTA Top 10

Sloane Stephens (AP)
Sloane Stephens (AP)

Paris - American Sloane Stephens' victory in Miami saw the 25-year-old break into the top 10 of the WTA rankings, to ninth, for the first time in her career on Monday. 

Romania's Simona Halep (8 140 points) remains top of the pile with Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki trailing far behind in second (6 790). 

Stephens' move up three places to ninth pushed Petra Kvitova (10th), Angelique Kerber (11th) and Daria Kasatkina (12th) down one place respectively. 

Jelena Ostapenko, the beaten finalist in Miami, retained her top five spot.

Top 20 in the latest WTA Tour rankings:

1. Simona Halep (ROU) 8 140

2. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6 790

3. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 5 970

4. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5 630

5. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 5 611

6. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4 730

7. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 4 625

8. Venus Williams (USA) 4 277

9. Sloane Stephens (USA) 3 938

10. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3 271

11. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3 150

12. Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 2 940

13. Julia Grges (GER) 2 855

14. Madison Keys (USA) 2 538

15. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 2 488

16. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2 460

17. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 2 350

18. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 2 283

19. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 2 280

20. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2 200

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