LONDON – Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza jumped to the fifth place in the Women’s Tennis Association world rankings released on Monday after being crowned Wimbledon champion, while Czech Karolina Pliskova took the top spot.
The 23-year-old Spaniard won 7-5, 6-0 over American Venus Williams in Wimbledon’s final in just an hour and 17 minutes.
“Muguruza claimed her second Grand Slam title with a memorable Wimbledon victory over Venus Williams, making headlines across the world,” the WTA said on its website.
Meanwhile, Pliskova climbed to the top spot despite losing in the second round at Wimbledon. Romanian Simona Halep kept her second place, followed by German Angelique Kerber, the former rankings’ leader. Kerber was defeated 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 by Muguruza at Wimbledon’s round of 16.
The current WTA top 10 rankings and points are as follows:
- Karolina Pliskova (CZECH REPUBLIC) 6,855 points
- Simona Halep (ROMANIA) 6,670
- Angelique Kerber (GERMANY) 5,975
- Johanna Konta (UK) 5,110
- Garbiñe Muguruza (SPAIN) 4,990
- Elina Svitolina (UKRAINE) 4,935
- Caroline Wozniacki (DENMARK) 4,780
- Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUSSIA) 4,500
- Venus Williams (USA) 4,461
- Agnieszka Radwanska (POLAND) 3,985