Czech Pliskova up to career-high second in WTA rankings

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-20 21:09:04|Editor: Xiaoxia
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The Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova holds the trophy after winning the women's singles final match against Johanna Konta of Britain at the Italian Open Tennis tournament in Rome, Italy, May 19, 2019. Karolina Pliskova won 2-0. (Xinhua/Alberto Lingria)

ROME, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Thanks to her victory in Rome, Czech Karolina Pliskova climbed up to the world No. 2 in the latest women's tennis rankings.

Naomi Osaka of Japan retained her top place in the rankings with 6,486 points, followed by Karolina Pliskova (5,685) who won her second title of the clay court season, and Simona Halep of Romania (5,533).

After the Italian Open, American's Serena Williams returned the top 10 in WTA rankings.

Following are the latest leading WTA rankings (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1.(1) Naomi Osaka, Japan, 6,486 points

2. (7) Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 5,685

3. (2) Simona Halep, Romania, 5,533

4. (4) Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 5,405

5. (3) Angelique Kerber, Germany, 5,095

6. (5) Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, 5,055

7. (8) Sloane Stephens, United States, 4,552

8. (9) Ashleigh Barty, Australia, 4,430

9. (6) Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 3,967

10. (11) Serena Williams, United States, 3,521