Kvitova rises to world No.7 as Wimbledon begins

Petra Kvitova climbed up a place to seventh while Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki maintained first and second places in the latest rankings.

Kvitova climbed a place to seventh while her Czech compatriot Karolina Pliskova fell to eighth in the July rankings.   -  Getty Images

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova rose from eighth to seventh in the WTA rankings as the tournament started on Monday.

Kvitova bumped her Czech compatriot Karolina Pliskova down one place despite withdrawing from the Eastbourne event as a precaution due to a hamstring injury.

Germany's Angelique Kerber moved up one place into the top 10.


Latest WTA rankings on July 2:

1. Simona Halep (ROU) 7871 pts

2. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6910

3. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6550

4. Sloane Stephens (USA) 5463

5. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5250

6. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 4960

7. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4610 (+1)

8. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4315 (-1)

9. Venus Williams (USA) 3971

10. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3545 (+1)

11. Madison Keys (USA) 3536 (-1)

12. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3437

13. Julia Gorges (GER) 3210

14. Darya Kasatkina (RUS) 3165

15. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2635

16. CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) 2603

17. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 2435

18. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 2350

19. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 2310

20. Kiki Bertens (NED) 2090

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