Djokovic, Serena rise up the rankings after Wimbledon exploits

Novak Djokovic won his 13th Grand Slam title while Serena Williams lost her first final since her return from pregnancy.

Djokovic (L) won his fourth Wimbledon title while Williams lost her final against Kerber.   -  Getty Images/AFP

 

Novak Djokovic's fourth Wimbledon win propelled him back into the top 10 of the latest ATP rankings released on Monday.

Djokovic beat Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) to claim his fourth Wimbledon men's singles crown on Sunday, launching him 11 places to 10th in the rankings, ending an eight months top 10 exile.

South African surprise finalist Anderson, 32, moved up three places to fifth in the rankings.

Serb Djokovic, whose last stay in the top 10 dates back to October 2017, is hoping his 13th grand slam title will mark a turning point after a difficult two years marked by loss of motivation, personal issues and niggling injuries.

Spain's Rafael Nadal remains top of the table and has widened the gap over number two Roger Federer, who was eliminated by Anderson in a marathon quarterfinal.

 

Latest ATP and WTA rankings

PositionATPPointsMoveWTAPointsMove
1Rafael Nadal (ESP)9310 0Simona Halep (ROM)72710
2Roger Federer (SUI)7080 0Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)67400
3Alexander Zverev (GER) 56650Sloane Stephens (USA)54631
4Juan Martţn Del Potro (ARG) 53950Angelique Kerber (GER)5305(+6)
5Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4655(+3)Elina Svitolina (UKR)50200
6Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 46100Caroline Garcia (FRA)47300
7Marin Cilic (CRO) 3905(-2)Garbine Muguruza (ESP)4620(-4)
8John Isner (USA) 3720(+2)Petra Kvitova (CZE)4550(-1)
9Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3665(-2)Karolina Pliskova (CZE)4485(-1)
10Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3355(+11)Julia Goerges (GER)3980(+3)

 

American tennis star Serena Williams has made a jump of 153 places to acquire the 28th spot in Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings.

The 36-year-old, who was out of action after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia, had slipped to the 181st position but made a solid comeback in the recently concluded Wimbledon Championship where she ended up as the runner-up.

Meanwhile, German tennis player Angelique Kerber crashed into the top 4 after her extraordinary performance in the Wimbledon where she emerged victorious.

The reigning US Open champion Sloane Stephens has made a jump of one place to secure the third spot in the list. With no shuffling in the top spot, Simona Halep of Romania has maintained the top ranking with 7571 points.

Players like Julia Georges, Kiki Bertens, Dominika Cibulkova, Camila Giorgi, and Hsieh Su-Wei have also made some notable improvements according to the recently updated ranking list.

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