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Latest WTA Rankings 10 June 2019 - Ashleigh Barty rises to career-high No. 2 after winning first major title at Roland Garros

Andrew Hendrie in WTA Ranking 10 Jun 2019
  • Latest WTA rankings
  • Barty up to career-high No. 2 after winning first Grand Slam title at the French Open
  • Vondrousova rises to No. 16 following runner-up finish
  • Konta back into the top 20
  • Anisimova makes top 30 debut
Ashleigh Barty (PA Images)

Ashleigh Barty has vaulted up to a career-high No. 2 after winning her first Grand Slam title at the French Open.

Barty is on the cusp of reaching the World No. 1 ranking as she broke through in extraordinary scenes to capture a maiden major title at the French Open, capping a dream tournament by crushing Marketa Vondrousova for the loss of just four games in the final to become the first Australian woman to triumph at Roland Garros since Margaret Court in 1973.

The 23-year-old climbs up six spots in the latest WTA rankings to No. 2 in the world, leapfrogging Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina, Angelique Kerber, Petra Kvitova, Kiki Bertens and Karolina Pliskova, while she’s just 136 points behind World No. 1 Naomi Osaka.



With her favourite part of the season coming up over the next month on grass, Barty says her next goal is to reach that No. 1 ranking.

“Obviously, that’s the next point, the next goal, the next situation I can see myself in,” she said.
“Being number two in the world is incredible and something I never dreamt of as a child and we’ll keep chipping away and try our best to get to number one.”

Despite being one of the in-form players on tour this season and having patiently built up her game over the last few years since returning to tennis from professional cricket, Barty’s run to the title was still a shock - to everyone and herself.

“Certainly not here, that’s for sure,” Barty said when asked where she thought she’d win her first slam. “It’s just been an amazing journey that we’ve had over the last few years,” Barty said.
“I just tried to tell myself on the court that I may never get this opportunity again, so enjoy it, try and grab it with both hands and go out there and smile.”

Meanwhile, Vondrousova also enjoys a big rankings rise after making her first Grand Slam final without dropping a set. The 19-year-old climbs 22 spots in the latest WTA rankings to No. 16 and will be seeded for the first time at Wimbledon.

There was plenty of other significant rankings movements post-French Open. Halep drops down five places to No. 8 after failing to defend her title, while Johanna Konta is back into the top 20 after an excellent clay season that featured runner-up finishes in Rabat and Rome and a semi-final at Roland Garros.

Rising 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova moves up 25 rungs on the rankings ladder to a career-high No. 26 following her brilliant run to the semi-finals, while Petra Martic is also up to a career-high no. 24 after making her first major quarter-final.

Sofia Kenin makes her top 30 debut after beating Serena Williams on her way to the fourth round, while Maria Sharapova falls 37 places to No. 86 after missing the tournament though injury. The 18-year-old Iga Swiatek rises 37 spots to No. 67 and 21-year-old Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov goes up 47 places to No. 90 after the pair both made the fourth round of a slam for the first time.

There’s no time for any rest with the grass season officially kicking off this week, with No. 4 Kiki Bertens and No. 10 Aryna Sabalenka headlining the field in s-Hertogenbosch, while No. 22 Donna Vekic leads the draw in Nottingham.

Latest WTA Rankings, Monday June 10


1. Naomi Osaka
2. Ashleigh Barty (+6)
3. Karolina Pliskova (-1)
4. Kiki Bertens
5. Petra Kvitova (+1)
6. Angelique Kerber (-1)
7. Elina Svitolina (+2)
8. Simona Halep (-5)
9. Sloane Stephens (-2) 
10. Aryna Sabalenka (+1)
11. Serena Williams (-1)
12. Anastasija Sevastova
13. Belinda Bencic (+2)
14. Caroline Wozniacki (-1)
15. Qiang Wang (+1)
16. Marketa Vondrousova (+22)
17. Madison Keys (-3)
18. Johanna Konta (+8)
19. Julia Goerges (-1)
20. Anett Kontaveit (-3)


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Latest WTA Rankings 10 June 2019 - Ashleigh Barty rises to career-high No. 2 after winning first major title at Roland Garros

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