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Official: Elise Mertens is in a 20 WTA rankings, after Goffin poverty asset to the Belgian men

Elise Mertens makes Monday for the first time in her career will make her debut in the top twenty of the werelranglijst. Thanks to its handsome semi-finals at the Australian Open increases the Limburg, that the tournament started as number 37, of seventeen places.

Kirsten Flipkens, in the second round, reached in Melbourne, climbs six places to number 69. Alison Van Uytvanck after her elimination in the first round two spots. The Grimbergen is 79th.

At the top of the rankings holds Caroline Wozniacki after six years, again the highest position. The Danish onttroont the Romanian Simona Halep, who she is in the final and won her first [conquered. Wozniacki begins her 68th week as number 1.

The Oekraïenese Elina Svitolina changes from place to place with the Spanish Garbine Muguruza and third. Angelique Kerber makes the biggest leap in the top ten. The German, halvefinaliste in Melbourne, rising seven places to number 9.

Goffin retains seventh place, Federer is Nadal on the heels

For David Goffin, the Australian Open is a disappointment but on the ATP-ranking costs include early exit for him no place. The person from liege, which has a quarterfinal to defend, went there in Melbourne in the second round but continues to Monday, number 7, of the world.

Goffin was the only Belgian in the top hundred. Steve Darcis falls, after all, fifteen places to position 103. “Shark” was last year the third round in Australia, but had to for this edition injured to cancel.

At the top of the standings approaching Roger Federer to within 155 points of Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard gave in Melbourne in the quarterfinals while last year losing finalist against Federer. The 36-year-old Swiss extended Sunday his title and picked up as a twentieth grand slam, his sixth ‘down under’.

The Croat Marin Cilic, that the final battle in five sets lost to Federer, climbs from six to three.

Stan Wawrinka gets a sharp tap. The fellow countryman of Federer had to be in the second round to pack while he last year in the semi-finals reached. ‘Stan’ drops seven places and is fifteenth.

Lower on the ranking, there is solid profit for the Brit Kyle Edmund, and the South Korean Hyeon Chung, who both surprisingly doorstootten to the last four in Melbourne. Edmund wins 23 places and is 26th. Chung is 29 banks ahead and 29th.

The WTA rankings on Monday, the 29th of January (between brackets the ranking on January 15):

1. (2) Caroline Wozniacki (Den) 7965 points

2. (1) Simona Halep (Roe) 7715

3. (4) Elina Svitolina (M) 6085

4. (3) Garbine Muguruza (Spa) 5690

5. (6) Karolina Pliskova (Ch) 5445

6. (7) Jelena Ostapenko (Note) 4901

7. (8) Caroline Garcia (Fra) 4495

8. (5) Venus Williams (Usa) 4278

9.(16) Angelique Kerber (Ger) 3031

10.(11) Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) 2935

11.(10) Johanna Konta (GBr) 2825

12.(12) Julia Goerges (Ger) 2825

13.(13) Sloane Stephens (Usa) 2813

14.(20) Madison Keys (Usa) 2644

15.(15) Anastasija Sevastova (Let) 2540

16.(17) Ashleigh Barty (Aus) 2486

17.(14) Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) 2462

18. (9) Coco Vandeweghe (Usa) 2434

19.(21) Magdalena Rybarikova (Slk) 2363

20.(37) Elise Mertens (BEL) 2215

69.(75) Kirsten Flipkens (Bel) 896

79.(77) Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) 822

117.(116) Yanina Wickmayer (Bel) 570

156.(164) Ysaline Bonaventure (Bel) 378

179.(166) Maryna Zanevska (Bel) 322

312.(312) Kimberley Zimmermann (Bel) 151

347.(349) An-Sophie Mestach (Bel) 125

358.(360) Marie Benoit (Bel) 117

465.(467) Magali Kempen (Bel) 70

467.(463) Helene Scholsen (Bel) 70

488.(491) Tamaryn Hendler (Bel) 66

492.(495) Elyne Boeykens (Bel) 66

630.(626) Margaux Bovy (Bel) 37

637.(634) Britt Geukens (Bel) 36

666.(669) Deborah Kerfs (Bel) 32

667.(670) Eliessa Vanlangendonck (Bel) 32

802.(806) Michaela Boev (Bel) 20

803.(807) Catherine Chantraine (Bel) 20

928.(935) Luna Meers (Bel) 12

976.(982) Klaartje Liebens (Bel) 10

1017.(1023) Lara Salden (Bel) 8

1018.(926) Greet Minnen (Bel) 8

1057.(1060) Axana Mareen (Bel) 7

1089.(1091) Chelsea Vanhoutte (Bel) 6

1187.(1189) Mathilde Devits (Bel) 4

The ATP ranking on Monday, the 29th of January (between brackets the ranking on January 15):

1. (1) Rafael Nadal (Spa) 9760 points

2. (2) Roger Federer (Sui) 9605

3. (6) Marin Cilic (Kro) 4960

4. (3) Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) 4630

5. (4) Alexander Zverev (Ger) 4610

6. (5) Dominic Thiem (Austria) 4060

7. (7) David Goffin (Bel) 3460

8. (9) Jack Sock (Usa) 2880

9.(10) Juan Martin del Potro (Arg) 2815

10.(11) Pablo Carreno Busta (Spa) 2705

11.(12) Kevin Anderson (ZAf) 2620

12.(13) Sam Querrey (Usa) 2490

13.(14) Novak Djokovic (Ser) 2470

14.(17) Nick Kyrgios (Aus) 2395

15. (8) Stan Wawrinka (Sui) 2385

16.(20) Tomas Berdych (Ch) 2320

17.(18) Lucas Pouille (Fra) 2235

18.(16) John Cheney, Who (VSt) 2230

19.(15) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) 2050

20.(19) Andy Murray (GBr) 1960

103.(88) Steve Darcis (Bel) 528

120.(117) Ruben Bemelmans (Bel) 478

199.(189) Arthur De Greef (Bel) 266

248.(264) Julien Cagnina (Bel) 212

274.(282) Christopher Heyman (Bel) 183

275.(277) Kimmer Coppejans (Bel) 181

310.(314) Joris De Loore (Bel) 157

317.(331) Yannick Mertens (Bel) 150

382.(384) Yannick Vandenbulcke (Bel) 108

432.(423) Clement Geens (Bel) 87

469.(483) Niels Desein (Bel) 75

470.(441) Yannik Reuter (Bel) 75

528.(552) Romain Barbosa (Bel) 61

562.(560) Jonas Merckx (Bel) 54

573.(600) Maxime Authom (Bel) 52

574.(570) Jeroen Vanneste (Bel) 52

694.(695) Maxime Pauwels (Bel) 31

702.(963) Zizou Bergs (Bel) 29

762.(764) Julien Dubail (Bel) 24

815.(857) Omar Salman (Bel) 20

899.(928) Germain Gigounon (Bel) 15

1001.(1001) Jolan Cailleau (Bel) 10

1006.(1005) Michael Geerts (Bel) 10

1183.(1185) Joran Vliegen (Bel) 5

1422.(1426) Benjamin Dhoe (Bel) 3

1424.(1429) Laurens Verboven (Bel) 2

1576.(1580) Victor Poncelet (Bel) 2

1595.(1600) Seppe Cuypers (Bel) 1

1595.(1600) Daniel Grunberger (Bel) 1

1595.(1600) Alec Witmeur (Bel) 1

1674.(1683) Loic Cloes (Bel) 1

1674.(1683) Gaetan De Lovinfosse (Bel) 1

1674.(1683) Sander Gille (Bel) 1

1753.(1765), Philippe Gelade (Bel) 1

1828.(1838) Simon Beaupain (Bel) 1

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