Svitolina climbs to fifth after Chicago triumph

By: AFP      Published: 05:50 PM, 30 Aug, 2021
Svitolina climbs to fifth after Chicago triumph

Elina Svitolina moved up one place to fifth in the WTA rankings released Monday after securing her first title of the season at the inaugural Chicago Women's Open.

Svitolina traded places with Sofia Kenin, who has pulled out of the US Open that begins Monday after recently testing positive for Covid-19, in the only change to the top 25 led by Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty.

Estonia's Anett Kontaveit jumped two spots to 28th following her victory in Cleveland at the weekend.

WTA rankings as of August 30:

 1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 10185 pts

 2. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 7010

 3. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 6666

 4. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5530

 5. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5210 (+1)

 6. Sofia Kenin (USA) 5030 (-1)

 7. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4537

 8. Iga Swiatek (POL) 4461

 9. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 4273

10. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 4210

11. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4170

12. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4170

13. Simona Halep (ROM) 3881

14. Jennifer Brady (USA) 3489

15. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 3420

16. Elise Mertens (BEL) 3330

17. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3245

18. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 3210

19. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 3160

20. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 3083

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