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Kristina Mladenovic joins Top 10, Simona Halep continues to lead WTA rankings

Mladenovic jumped three positions to occupy the 10th spot, while Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova dropped enough to leave the Top 10 list.

Reported by: IANS, Madrid (Spain) [ Published on: October 23, 2017 18:47 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Kristina Mladenovic returns a shot against Ying-Ying Duan during the China Open

Romanian Simona Halep maintained the top spot of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings released on Monday as Kristina Mladenovic of France joined the top-10 list. The 26-year-old Romanian star was followed by Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza.

Czech Karolina Pliskova came in third, ahead of fourth-placed Ukrainian Elina Svitolina.

France's Caroline Garcia and Briton Johanna Konta jumped one spot each to hold the eighth and ninth positions respectively.

Mladenovic jumped three positions to occupy the 10th spot, while Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova dropped enough to leave the Top 10 list.

The current WTA rankings and point scores are:

1. Simona Halep (Romania) 5,675 points

2. Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain) 5,635

3. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 5,105

4. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 5,000

5. Venus Williams (US) 4,642

6. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 4,640

7. Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) 4,510

8. Caroline Garcia (France) 3,795

9. Johanna Konta (Britain) 3,610

10. Kristina Mladenovic (France) 2,885.

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