Simona Halep remains on top of world tennis rankings

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 15, 2018, 04.27 PM(IST)

File photo of Simona Halep. Photograph:( Agencia EFE )

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Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki is at number two followed by Germany's Angelique Kerber.

Simona Halep remained atop of the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday with 7,421 points. French Open Champion Halep will finish the year as women's world number one for the second season in a row.

"Finishing the season as the world number one last year was a huge honour for me," Halep said in a WTA news release.

"To do it for a second time in 2018 feels like a special achievement, especially having also won my first Grand Slam this year."

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki is at number two followed by Germany's Angelique Kerber.

US Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan is at number four.

The Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova climbed one spot to fifth after her final run at the Tianjin Open. While France's Caroline Garcia jumped four positions up to the 12th after she won the Tianjin Open title over Pliskova on Sunday.

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The current WTA rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Simona Halep (Romania) 7,421 points

2. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6,461

3. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 5,400

4. Naomi Osaka (Japan) 4,740

5. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 4,465

6. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 4,350

7. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 4,255

8. Sloane Stephens (USA) 4,022

9. Julia Gorges (Germany) 3,785

10. Kiki Bertens (The Netherlands) 3,740.