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Latest WTA Rankings 5 August 2019 - Zheng Saisai and Jessica Pegula hit career-high rankings after winning maiden WTA titles

  • Latest WTA rankings
  • Zheng breaks into top 40 for the first time with San Jose title
  • Pegula lands at career-high No. 55 after winning Washington
Jessica Pegula celebrates winning the 2019 Citi Open with her dog Maddie (PA Images)

Zheng Saisai and Jessica Pegula have risen up the rankings after winning their first WTA titles in San Jose and Washington respectively.

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Zheng put together an outstanding run to the Premier-level Mudabala Silicon Valley Classic title, beating eighth seed Danielle Collins, fourth seed Amanda Anisimova, seventh seed Maria Sakkari and second seed Aryna Sabalenka.

The 25-year-old didn’t drop a set in her semi-final and final, conquering last year’s runner-up Sakkari 7-6(5) 6-2 before taking out World No. 10 Sabalenka 6-3 7-6(3) in Sunday’s final, which doubled as her first top 10 scalp since 2017.

Zheng has won three WTA 125k Series titles throughout her career, but this is her first true WTA title after she also finished runner-up in Nanchang last year.

As a result, Zheng rises 17 spots in the latest WTA rankings to a career-high mark of No. 38, while Sabalenka - who was aiming for her second title of 2019 - moves up one place to a career-high No. 9.

Elsewhere, Jessica Pegula also claimed her first ever WTA title at the Citi Open in Washington as she defeated Camila Giorgi in the final.

Pegula has battled multiple serious injury setbacks throughout her career, most recently returning from hip surgery in 2017, but the hard work has paid off as the American leaps 24 rungs on the rankings ladder to a career-high No. 55.

"It's been extremely gratifying," Pegula said in her post-match press conference. "I mean, this is what you work for, to win tournaments and to just win, basically."
"But, you know, the journey -- it sounds cliche, the journey makes it all that much sweeter," she added. "I've worked really hard. So to kind of push through this week and really push myself to the limit, stronger than I kind of almost thought I was at times, really makes it amazing, yeah. I'm excited.”

It was also a successful tournament for Giorgi, who won her first matches since the Australian Open after she was sidelined for the bulk of the season with injury. The Italian rises 10 spots to No. 52.

Nine of the world’s top 10 are lining up in Toronto this week for the Rogers Cup, led by No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, defending champion Simona Halep and the legendary Serena Williams.

Latest WTA Rankings, Monday August 5


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


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