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Elise Mertens is again in the top 20 of the WTA ranking

Elise Mertens rises Monday a place, to number 20, on the new world ranking in the vrouwentennis. She equals her highest ranking. The Limburg benefits from the great loss of the British Johanna Konta, who is from 14 to 22 tumbles.

Konta was at the Miami Open titelverdedigster but to be killed this year in the eighth-finals against Venus Williams. On the way to the fourth round, she had to have Kirsten Flipkens and Elise Mertens from the tournament gekegeld. Mertens stood for the first time on the master table in Miami. She was as seed bye in the opening round and put then the modest Bernarda Pera aside. Konta then showed a bit too big (6-2, 6-1).

The 22-year-old Mertens finished for the first time in the top twenty at the end of January, when the Australian Open had gestunt with a place in the semi-finals. Alison Van Uytvanck reserves Monday the 51st position, Kirsten Flipkens drops four places to number 75. Lower on the ranking follow Yanina Wickmayer (106e, +3), Ysaline Bonaventure (135th, +2) and Maryna Zanevska (166e, -6).

At the top, there are no shifts. The Romanian Simona Halep remains the standings, to plead for the Danish Caroline Wozniacki and the Spanish Garbine Muguruza. The American Sloane Stephens for her tournament victory in Miami rewarded with three places in earnings and is ninth.

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