Kiki Bertens threatens to drop out of the top twenty of the world ranking.

The Dutch dropped three places on the WTA ranking published on Monday and now occupies the twentieth position.

The 29-year-old Bertens was already eliminated in the first round at Roland Garros by the Slovenian Polona Hercog, who triumphed in three sets.

Since the Westland rider reached the fourth round in Paris last year, she lost some ranking points.

It is the first time since July 2018 that Bertens occupies the twentieth position or lower in the world ranking.

Earlier this year, the leader of Dutch tennis already fell out of the top ten of the WTA ranking.

The lower place in the world ranking fits in with Bertens' difficult season.

She struggled for a long time with the after-effects of the major surgery she underwent on her Achilles tendon in the autumn of 2020.

She only played seven games this calendar year.

Kiki Bertens is still looking for 2021.

Kiki Bertens is still looking for 2021.

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Russian remains the number 83 in the world

Like Bertens, Arantxa Rus was eliminated in the first round of Roland Garros, but remains the number 83 in the world.

The South Holland player reached the final of the WTA 125 tournament in Bol, Croatia this week, but she lost it in two sets.

The surprising Roland Garros winner Barbora Krejciková rises eighteen places and can now call herself the number fifteen in the world.

Also losing finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is now a top twenty player (from 32nd to 19th place).

In the men's field, Tallon groenpoor is still the highest placed Dutch player.

He rises with eleven places to the 120th position in the world ranking.

Botic van de Zandschulp, who made his debut in the main schedule at Roland Garros and reached the second round, moves up fifteen positions to 139th place.

The ATP ranking is led by Novak Djokovic, who won Roland Garros for the second time in his career on Sunday.

Losing finalist Stefanos Tsitsipás rises from fifth to fourth position in the world ranking.