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WTA ranking: Svitolina returns to the Top 5, Cornet gains seven places

Elina Svitolina is back in the Top 5 of the WTA rankings. The Russian dislodges the American Sofia Kenin from 5th place. Regarding the French, Alizé Cornet jumped seven places and climbed to 56th position.

Cornet makes a leap, Svitolina finds the Top 5. Like Ugo Humbert in the men, the grass seems to be growing wings for Alizé Cornet this season. The Niçoise, who had not had the honors of the last four in a tournament since her victory in Lausanne in July 2019, reached the semi-finals in Berlin last week, for her first steps on grass in 2021. Only beaten by Belinda Bencic, herself defeated in the final the next day by the surprising Russian Liudmila Samsonova, after qualifying and now 63rd in the WTA standings after having jumped 43 places this Monday the day after her first title on the circuit, Cornet found in the German capital a level that he had not seen for a long time. Evidenced by these exploits against Bianca Andreescu and Garbine Muguruza in particular on his fabulous course. A performance that allows the 31-year-old to climb seven places in the hierarchy and occupy 56th place in the world on the eve of Wimbledon.

Svitolina dislodges Kenin

Cornet at the same time overtakes Kristina Mladenovic (59th), whom she relegates to three lengths, and approaches the French number 1 Fiona Ferro (49th). Nice operation also for Elina Svitolina, who dislodges the American Sofia Kenin from 5th place and returns to the Top 5, she who has been at best number 3 in her career to date. And all this without having played any tournament this week. A little lower, Bencic, despite his defeat in the final in Berlin, dispossesses the Czech Petra Kvitova (12th) of 11th place, while Victoria Azarenka, also reached the semi-finals in Germany, returns to the Top 15 (14th). The recent winner of Roland-Garros Barbora Krejcikova, she comes out (17th).

Ranking on June 21, 2021
1- Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 7 875 points
2- Naomi Osaka (JAP) 7 346
3- Simona Halep (ROU) 6 330
4- Aryna Sabalenka (BIE) 6 195
5- Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5 835
6- Sofia Kenin (USA) 5 640 (-1)
7- Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 5 266
8- Serena Williams (USA) 4 931
9- Iga Swiatek (POL) 4 430
10- Karolina Pliskova (RTC) 4 285

49- Fiona Ferro (FRA) 1,500
56- Alizé Cornet (FRA) 1 395 (+7)
59- Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 1 320 (+2)
77- Caroline Garcia (FRA) 1,070 (-3)



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