Barty remains No. 1 on the WTA log released on Monday. Photo: Xinhua/IANS
Barty remains No. 1 on the WTA log released on Monday. Photo: Xinhua/IANS

Barty remains top of WTA rankings, Bencic gains a spot

Time of article published Mar 2, 2020

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BERLIN â€“ Australia's Ashleigh Barty is still top of the world in the latest tennis rankings released by the WTA on Monday.

Barty has a best 8,717 points with Romania's Simona Halep second on 6,076.

Swiss player Belinda Bencic made the only gain in the top 10 players by moving to eighth from ninth at the cost of American star Serena Williams.

Further down the rankings, big moves were made by Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, who gained 14 to 32nd, and Briton Heather Watson, up 20 to 49th.

WTA top 10 as of March 2 (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. (1) Ashleigh Barty, Australia, 8,717 points 2. (2) Simona Halep, Romania, 6,076 3. (3) Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 5,205 4. (4) Bianca Andreescu, Canada, 4,555 5. (5) Sofia Kenin, United States, 4,365 6. (6) Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 4,335 7. (7) Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 4,301 8. (9) Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, 4,010 9. (8) Serena Williams, United States, 3,915 10. (10) Naomi Osaka, Japan, 3,625

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