Bertens drops to eighth place in the WTA ranking, Kerber rises four positions

Kiki Bertens dropped a spot on the WTA ranking that appeared on Monday. The Westland, which reached the eighth finals at the prestigious Indian Wells tournament last week, is now the number eight in the world.


Kiki Bertens dropped a spot on the WTA ranking that appeared on Monday. The Westland, which reached the eighth finals at the prestigious Indian Wells tournament last week, is now the number eight in the world.

27-year-old Bertens was eliminated last week in the fourth round of Indian Wells by the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza. The Dutch scored her best result ever on the American hardcourt and grabbed the necessary points for the ranking, but nevertheless dropped due to the strong performance of Angelique Kerber.

The 31-year-old German passed Bertens on the ranking when she reached the semi-finals on Friday at the expense of Venus Williams. Kerber then also pushed on to the final battle - it was the first time she reached the final in Indian Wells - and she dared to defeat the only eighteen year old Bianca Andreescu.

Triple Grand Slam winner Kerber rises four places in the ranking despite her lost final and can now call herself the number four in the world. Naomi Osaka is still number one, although she lost many points in Indian Wells. The Japanese won the tournament last year, but this time already stranded in the eighth finals.

Petra Kvitová is the new number two in the world and is mainly due to the fact that the Romanian Simona Halep lost a lot of points. The Canadian surprise Andreescu rose by no less than 36 positions due to her victory in Indian Wells and is now the number 24 in the world.

Top ten WTA ranking

  • 1. Naomi Osaka - 5991 points
  • 2. Petra Kvitová - 5550 points
  • 3. Simona Halep - 5457 points
  • 4. Angelique Kerber - 5315 points
  • 5. Elina Svitolina - 5225 points
  • 6. Sloane Stephens - 5222 points
  • 7. Karolína Plisková - 5145 points
  • 8. Kiki Bertens - 4995 points
  • 9. Aryna Sabalenka - 3620 points
  • 10. Serena Williams - 3406 points

Bertens is participating in Miami this week

Bertens started 2019 as the world's number nine, was allowed to call himself the global number eight from the end of January and rose to the historic seventh position in the ranking at the end of February. That is still the best rating in her career.

This week, Bertens will once again have the chance to score points for the WTA ranking, as she is participating in the Miami tournament, just like all the other toppers. Last year, she was eliminated in the third round by Venus Williams.

In Miami, Bertens will play hardcourt for the last time, as the gravel season starts in April with the Charleston tournament. The leader of Dutch tennis won the tournament in the United States last year to her name and therefore has the necessary points to defend.

Bertens comes into action this week in Miami. (Photo: ANP)

Thiem rises to fourth place on the ATP ranking

For the men, nothing changed in the top three of the ranking, but below that. Dominic Thiem won the Masters-tournament of Indian Wells for the first time in his career on Sunday (local time) and therefore rose to fourth place in the world ranking.

The largest descender in the top ten is Juan Martín Del Potro. The Argentinian was not present in Indian Wells due to an injury and as a result lost a lot of points, as he won the American hard court tournament last year. Del Potro dropped three places and is now the number eight in the world.

Robin Haase rose three places to the 65th position in the ranking. The Hagenaar survived the first round in Indian Wells, but was subsequently eliminated by the Russian Andrey Rublev.

Novak Djokovic is still the leader of the world ranking for men. The Serbian enjoys a large lead on number two Rafael Nadal and number three Alexander Zverev.

REF: https://www.nu.nl/tennis/5795790/bertens-zakt-naar-achtste-plek-op-wta-ranking-kerber-stijgt-vier-posities.html

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