8/13/2018 3:21:33 PM

Halep widens lead in women's world rankings

Halep widens lead in women

Paris: Simona Halep strengthened her position as women's world number one following her latest tournament triumph, according to the WTA rankings released Monday.

The 26-year-old from Romania leads her nearest rival, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, by a margin of more than 1,000 points following her win on Sunday in Montreal.

The French Open champion beat world number three Sloane Stephens 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-4 in a gruelling 2hr 41min battle.

Latest WTA ranking:

1. Simona Halep (ROM) 8061 pts

2. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6135

3. Sloane Stephens (USA) 5727

4. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5255

5. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 4680 (+1)

6. Petra Kvitová (CZE) 4550 (+2)

7. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4470 (-2)

8. Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 4395 (+1)

9. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 4345 (-2)

10. Julia Görges (GER) 3905

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