Petra Kvitova in action during the Stuttgart final match against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit. Photo: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

PARIS – Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic snatched world number two spot from Romanian rival Simona Halep in the latest WTA rankings released Monday.

Thanks to her win in Sunday's Stuttgart WTA tournament final, her second victory this season, Kvitova is just 136 points adrift of top-ranked Naomi Osaka, who was forced to pull out in the semis in Germany through injury.

WTA rankings released Monday:

1. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 6151 pts

2. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 6015 (+1)

3. Simona Halep (ROU) 5682 (-1)

4. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5220 (+1)

5. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5111 (-1)

6. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4921

7. Kiki Bertens (NED) 4765

8. Sloane Stephens (USA) 4386

9. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 4275

10. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3520

11. Serena Williams (USA) 3461

12. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3362

13. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 3185

14. Madison Keys (USA) 3010

15. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 2965

16. Qiang Wang (CHN) 2812

17. Julia Goerges (GER) 2630

18. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2580

19. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2540 (+1)

20. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 2525 (-1)

Agence France-Presse (AFP)