Osaka climbs to No.3, Azarenka returns to prime 15 in WTA rankings | Tennis Information

US Open champion Naomi Osaka has climbed six spots to 3rd within the newest WTA rankings launched on Monday whereas Victoria Azarenka’s profession revival gathered traction because the Flushing Meadows finalist returned to the top-15.
Australian Ash Barty and Simona Halep of Romania continued to occupy the primary and two spots within the rankings respectively regardless of opting in opposition to travelling to New York for the Grand Slam.
The 22-year-old Osaka, who beat Azarenka in an exciting last on Saturday for her second Grand Slam title in New York and third general, was the one participant within the top-10 to realize locations.
Osaka additionally reached the ultimate of the Western & Southern Open, which was held at Flushing Meadows this 12 months as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, however needed to withdraw in opposition to Azarenka resulting from an harm.
Azarenka, additionally a former world primary, arrived in New York having not gained a match this 12 months and ranked 59.
However the two-time Australian Open champion went on to win the US Open warmup occasion and capped her spectacular comeback by reaching her first Grand Slam last in seven years.
It helped her climb to quantity 14 within the WTA rankings – her highest since January, 2017.
American Jennifer Brady, who misplaced to Osaka within the US Open semi-finals, was additionally a giant mover within the ladder and was ranked 25th, 16 place larger than her earlier rating.

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