Sharapova shoots up rankings after Tianjin win

Following her title win at the Tianjin Open, Maria Sharapova shot up 29 places to reach the 57th spot in the WTA rankings.

Maria Sharapova celebrates with her trophy after she defeated Aryna Sabalenka to clinch the Tianjin Open on Sunday.   -  AFP

Maria Sharapova has shot up the women's world rankings following her victory in Tianjin on Sunday, rising 29 places to 57th in the latest WTA list.

 

The 30-year-old former world number one triumphed 7-5, 7-6 (10/8) against teenager Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus to claim her first title since serving a 15-month doping ban.

Sharapova will hope to build on that victory this week in Moscow after being handed a wildcard for the Kremlin Cup.

READ: Sharapova claims first title since doping ban

The top 10 remains unchanged, with Romania's Simona Halep on top ahead of Spain's Garbine Muguruza. Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova climbs three places to 18th after beating Daria Gavrilova in the Hong Kong Open final at the weekend.

Czech Barbora Strycova, winner of her second WTA Tour title in Linz on Sunday, climbs just one place to 25th.

1. Simona Halep (ROU) 6,175 points
2. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6,135
3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5,605
4. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5,465
5. Venus Williams (USA) 4,642
6. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4,540
7. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 4,510
8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3,950
9. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 3,860
10. Johanna Konta (GBR) 3,795

 

 

 

 

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