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American teen Anisimova closes on WTA top 50

News24
15 Apr 2019, 22:13 GMT+10

Paris - American teenager Amanda Anisimova moved to the brink of breaking into the world's top 50 on Monday after claiming her maiden WTA title in Bogota at the weekend.

The 17-year-old is the youngest player in the top 100, having climbed the rankings this year following her run to the Australian Open last 16 in January.

Reigning US and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka retains her slim lead over former No 1 Simona Halep at the summit.

Top 20 in the latest WTA Tour rankings:

1. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 5 967

2. Simona Halep (ROM) 5 782

3. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 5 645

4. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5 580

5. Angelique Kerber (GER) 5 220

6. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5 020

7. Kiki Bertens (NED) 4 640

8. Sloane Stephens (USA) 4 386

9. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 4 275

10. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3 520

11. Serena Williams (USA) 3 461

12. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3 421

13. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 3 145

14. Madison Keys (USA) 3 011

15. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 2 845

16. Wang Qiang (CHN) 2 812

17. Julia Goerges (GER) 2 630

18. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2 580

19. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 2 525

20. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2 515

Selected:

23. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 1 979

28. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 1 706

49. Venus Williams (USA) 1 115

54. Amanda Anisimova (USA) 1 048

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