Sloane Stephens celebrates with the trophy after winning the Miami Open. Photo: Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports

PARIS – American Sloane Stephens’ victory in Miami saw the 25-year-old break into the top 10 of the WTA rankings, to ninth, for the first time in her career on Monday.

Romania’s Simona Halep (8 140 points) remains top of the pile, with Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki trailing far behind in second (6 790).

Stephens’ move up three places to ninth pushed Petra Kvitova (10th), Angelique Kerber (11th) and Daria Kasatkina (12th) down one place respectively.

Jelena Ostapenko, the beaten finalist in Miami, retained her top-five spot.

WTA Rankings (change in ranking in brackets)

1 Simona Halep (Romania) 8 140 pts

2 Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6 790

3 Garbine Muguruza (Spain) 5 970

4 Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 5 630

5 Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) 5 611

6 Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 4 730

7 Caroline Garcia (France) 4 625

8 Venus Williams (USA) 4 277

9 Sloane Stephens (USA) 3 938 (+3)

10 Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 3 271 (-1)