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Latest WTA Rankings 11 June 2018: Simona Halep stays World No. 1 after winning first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros

Andrew Hendrie in WTA Ranking 11 Jun 2018
  • Latest WTA rankings
  • Halep remains No. 1 after securing maiden major title at the French Open
  • Stephens rises to No. 4 courtesy of runner-up finish
Simona Halep (Photo by Corinne Dubreui - Pool/Getty Images)

Simona Halep remains World No. 1 in the latest WTA rankings after claiming her first Grand Slam title at the French Open on Saturday.


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After suffering Grand Slam heartbreak in her three previous finals, including two at Roland Garros, Halep finally secured an elusive first major title at the French Open, coming from behind to defeat U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens 3-6 4-6 6-1. Halep was down a set and a break but sprinted home against the American, winning 12 of the last 15 games to land what was an extremely emotional triumph in front of a raucous crowd on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

Simona Halep (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
“It's a special moment. I was dreaming for this moment since actually I started to play tennis,” Halep said. “It's my favourite Grand Slam. I always said that if I'm going to win one, I want it to be here. It's real now.
“My family was all the time supporting me since I started to play tennis, also all the coaches and all the people that I have worked during this 20 years. Thanks to them, because it's tough to keep working every day at the highest level.
“All the friends, all the people that are really special for me in this life. Without them probably I couldn't, you know, come back after losing three finals of Grand Slam. But now I want just to forget everything and just enjoying this moment because it's really special.”

Halep’s victory sees her become the first Romanian woman to win the French Open since Virginia Ruzici in 1978, while it also marks 10 years since she lifted the junior title in Paris in 2008.

With six rivals battling for her No. 1 ranking throughout the fortnight, Halep stays on top of the the tennis mountain heading into the grass season. In fact, the current top four are all reigning Grand Slam champions: No. 1 Simona Halep, No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 3 Garbine Muguruza and No. 4 Sloane Stephens, who climbs six spots to a career-high ranking after making her first French Open final.

Madison Keys is also back into the top 10 after reaching the semi-finals, while former champion Jelena Ostapenko drops seven spots to No. 12 after losing in the opening round. Maria Sharapova is up to her highest mark in over two years after defeating Karolina Pliskova en route to the quarter-finals (No. 23), while the surprise quarter-finalist - Yulia Putintseva - has moved up 42 places to No. 56.

Latest WTA Rankings, Monday June 11


1. Simona Halep
2. Caroline Wozniacki
3. Garbine Muguruza
4. Sloane Stephens (+6)
5. Elina Svitolina
6. Caroline Garcia (+1)
7. Karolina Pliskova (-1)
8. Petra Kvitova
9. Venus Williams
10. Madison Keys (+3)
11. Angelique Kerber (+1)
12. Jelena Ostapenko (-7)
13. Julia Goerges (-2)
14. Daria Kasatkina
15. Elise Mertens (+1)
16. CoCo Vandeweghe (-1)
17. Ashleigh Barty
18. Magdalena Rybarikova
19. Naomi Osaka (+1)
20. Anastasija Sevastova (-1)

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Latest WTA Rankings 11 June 2018: Simona Halep stays World No. 1 after winning first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros

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