Caroline Wozniacki grips top spot in WTA tennis rankings

Wozniacki ousted Halep as world No. 1 in January after winning the Australian Open title.

Caroline Wozniacki (above) was nearly 350 points ahead of Romania’s Simona Halep.   -  AFP

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki continued to maintain a firm grip on her place as the world’s top-ranked player in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday.

She was nearly 350 points ahead of Romania’s Simona Halep. Wozniacki ousted Halep as world No. 1 in January after winning the Australian Open title, reports Efe. In an unchanged top 10 this week, Spain’s Garbine Muguruza came in fourth, ahead of the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova.

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The current WTA rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 7,965 points

2. Simona Halep (Romania) 7,616

3. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 5,835

4. Garbine Muguruza (Spain) 5,690

5. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 5,445

6. Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) 5,000

7. Caroline Garcia (France) 4,495

8. Venus Williams (United States) 4,277

9. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 3,031

10. Julia Goerges (Germany) 2,900

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