Ashleigh Barty maintains numero uno spot in latest WTA rankings despite last-16 exit at Wimbledon 2019

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Ashleigh Barty who was hoping to become the first Australian to win at the All England Club since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980, lost in three sets to the American Alison Riske.

Paris: Ashleigh Barty hung on to top place in the WTA rankings on Monday despite crashing out of Wimbledon in the last 16.

The French Open champion, who was hoping to become the first Australian to win at the All England Club since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980, lost in three sets to the American Alison Riske.

The top three of Barty, Naomi Osaka and Karolina Pliskova remains unchanged although none of them reached the quarter-finals.

Simona Halep, who demolished Serena Williams in under an hour in Saturday's final, moves up three places to number four.

Williams also moves up one place to nine.

Former world number one Angelique Kerber, who lost to Lauren Davis in the second round at Wimbledon, drops out of the top 10 to 13.

WTA rankings as of 15 July (changes in brackets):

1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 6,605 pts

2. Naomi Osaka (JAP) 6,257

3. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6,055

4. Simona Halep (ROU) 5,933 (+3)

5. Kiki Bertens (NED) 5,130 (-1)

6. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4,785

7. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4,638 (+1)

8. Sloane Stephens (USA) 3,802 (+1)

9. Serena Williams (USA) 3,411 (+1)

10. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 3,365 (+1)

11. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 3,356 (+1)

12. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2,963 (+1)

13. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2,875 (-8)

14. Qiang Wang (CHN) 2,872 (+1)

15. Johanna Konta (GBR) 2,790 (+3)

16. Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 2,762 (-2)

17. Madison Keys (USA) 2,555 (-1)

18. Caroline Wozniacki (SUI) 2,478 (+1)

19. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 2,335 (+1)

20. Petra Martic (CRO) 2,335 (+4)

Selected

32. Barbora Strycova (CZE) 1,750 (+22)

37. Alison Riske (USA) 1,437 (+18)

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