Belgium’s Elise Mertens out of Women’s Tennis Association top 20
Monday, 12 August 2019
Belgian’s number 1 Elise Mertens is officially out of the top 20 Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking, according to the latest edition.
She lost three places and is now 23rd, eliminated by Serena Williams in Toronto’s second round. Belgium’s second Alison Van Uytvanck is 63rd (-2) in the top 100. Kirsten Flipkens is 107th (-2) and Ysaline Bonaventure 111th (-2).
In other shifts, Canadian Bianca Andreescu, 19, joined the top 15 after Serena Williams’s forfeit at the start of the final (3-1 in first set). She was the first Canadian finalist since 1969, Andreescu climbs 13 places to become world’s 14th after her win at the Rogers Cup against Williams, who is now World No. 8, gaining two ranks.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka recovers her place as world No. 1.
Osaka (21) had gained first place in WTA rankings late January following her title at the Australian Open, becoming the youngest world champion since Caroline Wozniacki in 2010.